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Judge to decide on injunction against "Don't ask, Don't Tell"

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge in San Diego could rule today on whether to issue an injunction against the policy that doesn't allow gays to openly serve in the military.

Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ruled 'don't ask, don't tell' unconstitutional, following a three-week non-jury trial. Although President Barack Obama has said the policy should be gotten rid of, the White House has argued against an injunction saying it challenged Congress. Arguments submitted to the court by the White House yesterday said, "This filing in no way diminishes the president's firm commitment to achieve a legislative repeal," but it argued that "Congress must act to end this misguided policy."

The gay rights group Log Cabin Republicans seeks to stop the policy from being used to discharge any U.S. military personnel anywhere in the world.

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