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Obama Administration Punts On Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Silver linings. The move is mainly a procedural one--it buys some time and keeps the court fight out of the high stakes realm of the Supreme Court. But it doesn't really please civil rights activists who would like to see the administration make good on its promise to repeal the policy once and for all.

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