President Obama has taken heat from gay rights for not pushing harder for repeal. His administration also yesterday filed to appeal two court decisions ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.
Gibbs did, however, say that recent court decisions finding DADT unconstitutional prove that the policy's days are numbered.
'"They're demonstrating that time is running out on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'" Gibbs said.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates balked at the injunction, telling reporters shutting down the policy so abruptly would have "enormous consequences."
He also said Congress should repeal the policy -- but not until after the Pentagon's policy review is completed in early December.