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WASHINGTON - The Army fired 11 Soldiers in January for violating the military's policy that gay service members must keep their sexuality hidden, according to a Virginia congressman. Democratic Rep. Jim Moran said he has requested monthly updates from the Pentagon on the impact of the policy until it is repealed. In a statement released on Thursday, Moran said the discharged Soldiers included an intelligence collector, a military police officer, four infantry personnel, a health care specialist, a motor-transport operator and a water-treatment specialist. "How many more good Soldiers are we willing to lose due to a bad policy that makes us less safe and secure?" asked Moran, a member of the House panel that oversees military spending.
Originally posted by virraszto
Just something that popped into my head. Are we talking about gay combat soldiers or all soldiers? How about a gay band member? How about a gay medical clerk? Or a gay cook? Do you think folks would be more tolerant if they weren't gay combat soldiers?
[edit on 19-3-2009 by virraszto]