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Editorial: Ban on gays in the military

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Congress has passed the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law opening the way for gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Repeal of the ban on gays in the military has long been a major issue for liberal and gay activist groups.

And while many people in this country including some in the military remain vehemently opposed to homosexuals serving openly in the armed forces this is really a generational issue that was really no longer in question.

Maintaining a ban on gays in uniform is a boat that sailed a long time ago. 

Nevertheless, implementation of the law won't be easy. Combat units on duty in isolated patrols will be the hardest to change. Regardless of where you stand on the issue itself we can be grateful that it was Congress our elected representatives who wrote and passed this legislation and not some court issuing some mandate.    

Write and let me now what you think. I'm Bill Applegate. 



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