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The issue is that gay and lesbian Americans have always served in our military, the difference is now is that we would able to do so openly. This policy kept me from following my father's example and join the Marine Corps. Even as a young man struggling to understand my own sexuality, I knew that it was impossible for me to serve my country honestly if I had to lie about who I am. This policy has also impacted my partner and far too many of our friends. I am heartened to hope that with the lifting of the ban, my friends who are still active will be able to live and enjoy the freedoms they risk their lives to protect.
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