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It said: "We firmly believe that this law, which Congress passed to protect good order, discipline and morale in the unique environment of the armed forces, deserves continued support. Retrieved 25 November NBC News. In May , when a committee of military law experts at the Palm Center , an anti-DADT research institute, concluded that the President could issue an Executive Order to suspend homosexual conduct discharges,  Obama rejected that option and said he wanted Congress to change the law.
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- The government filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit on November 23, but made no attempt to have the trial court's ruling stayed pending the outcome. Many of those state retain those laws as a continued choice for same-sex couples, and opposite couples in certain states.
December 12, Sign Up Now. In February the Pentagon announced its plan to reevaluate the policy and soon began a study, due in late , that would determine how a repeal would affect the military. But the perceived clash of rights has also proved a rallying cry for the socially conservative base.