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Appeals court tosses gays in military lawsuit
Appeals court tosses 'don't ask, don't tell' lawsuit, says Congress' repeal makes it moot
By The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ' A federal appeals court is refusing to decide the constitutionality of the military's now-repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay service members.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday tossed out a lawsuit that had challenged the military policy. In doing so, the appeals court also dismissed a trial judge's ruling that the policy was unconstitutional.

The gay rights group Log Cabin Republicans filed a lawsuit in 2004 challenging the policy. The group argued that a lower court ruling finding the policy unconstitutional and barring its implementation should remain in effect despite the repeal.



A unanimous three-judge panel disagreed, saying the case is moot because there is nothing left to challenge.


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