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Pentagon Bars Discrimination Against Gays, Lesbians in Uniform

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday unveiled an updated equal opportunity policy to bar discrimination based on sexual orientation in the armed forces, putting it in the same category as discrimination based on race, religion, color, age and sex. The watershed moment came as Carter delivered a keynote speech at the Pentagon marking a gay and lesbian pride celebration. “Four years after the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ following years and years of gay and lesbian service...

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