WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration has asked a federal appeals court to immediately suspend a judge’s ruling that overturned the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell'” policy on gays.

The administration says it wants the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to take action on Wednesday while the federal government prepares its appeal of the ruling against “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

President Barack Obama has said he supports getting rid of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, but the Justice Department also typically defends acts of Congress in the courts.

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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