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Military rolls out plan to repeal gay ban

 


Military rolls out plan to repeal gay ban

LOLITA C. BALDOR

PAULINE JELINEK

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military training to apply the new law allowing gays to serve openly will begin in February and will move quickly, senior Pentagon leaders said Friday.

They said there is no intent to delay but would not guarantee full implementation of the repeal this year.

The hedge on scheduling came despite assertions by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech this week that the repeal of the 17-year-old ban will be finalized in 2011.

Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Gen....



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