Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Pentagon edges toward lifting ban on gays serving in the military
On Tuesday, the Pentagon issued a cautious plan for lifting the ban on gays openly serving in the U.S. armed forces. According to an eight-month federal study, 70 percent of all soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines offered that there would be no effect or a positive effect from lifting the ban.
However, the study noted that support for gay soldiers did tend to cease as combat units were polled. Combat arms units are generally considered to include infantry, cavalry, armor, and field artillery, among others.
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