Contra homophobia & McCain, Senate scraps ban on gays in military

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December 19, 2010
The Nation
by John Nichols  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992 with the strong support of the LGBT community and allies who believed that his election would usher in an era when gays and lesbians could serve openly in the military. Instead, supporters of equality and of strategies to assure that the military attracts the best and the brightest got the noxious 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' compromise .... But, now, after two decades of organizing, campaigning and lobbying, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has been rejected -- and with it the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the U.S. military." (12/18/10)  

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