SAN DIEGO (AP) - Trial is scheduled to begin today in a challenge by a Republican gay rights group to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The Log Cabin Republicans say they're frustrated with the Obama administration's failure to repeal the policy. The constitutional challenge is in federal court in Southern California and is scheduled to last two weeks.
Dan Woods, attorney for the Log Cabin Republicans, says he wants a federal judge to halt the policy immediately nationwide.
The case is a broad attack on the law that prohibits the military from asking about the sexual orientation of service members and requires discharge of those who acknowledge being gay.
The Log Cabin Republicans has 19,000 members. Its website says it's the nation's largest organization of Republicans who support "fairness, freedom and equality for gay and lesbian Americans."