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Uruguay To Allow Gays In Military

Add Uruguay to the list of nations more progressive than the United States when it comes to the military.
Uruguay is moving to lift a ban on homosexuals joining the armed forces. The defense ministry confirms that Minister Jose Bayardi has signed a decree lifting the ban imposed by the 1973-85 military dictatorship. The army said Wednesday it has received the decree, which has yet to be signed by President Tabare Vazquez. The new decree states that sexual orientation will no longer be considered a reason to prevent people entering the military.

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