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Don't ask, don't tell injunction up to federal judge

SAN DIEGO (WKOW) -- A federal judge in San Diego could rule today whether an injunction will be issued against a policy that does not allow gays to openly serve in the military.

U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ruled ‘don't ask, don't tell' unconstitutional earlier this month, following a three-week non-jury trial. 

President Barack Obama has said the policy should be eliminated, and the White House has argued against an injunction saying it challenged Congress. Arguments submitted by the White House to the court say, "This filing in no way diminishes the president's firm commitment to achieve legislative repeal," but it argued that Congress "must act to end this misguided policy."

A gay rights group called Log Cabin Republicans will seek to stop this policy from being used to discharge any U.S. military personnel stationed anywhere in the world.

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