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Marines get trained on accepting gay recruits

April 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Marine instructor Maj. Daryl Desimone stood before an auditorium filled with fatigue-clad troops, carrying an unequivocal message: It’s OK to disagree with letting gays serve openly in the military. It’s not OK to disobey orders. Continue Reading

Lesbian ex-cadet giving up West Point fight

April 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A lesbian former cadet who left West Point saying she couldn’t live a lie was rejected for re-admission Wednesday because of the lingering military ban on gays and said she is giving up on her dream of graduating from the academy.
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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ to end

December 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Senate votes to repeal ban on openly gay troops serving in military
WASHINGTON In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Continue Reading