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Change, whether it's in public policy or attitudes, can be painstakingly slow. Yet there comes a time when outdated policies should yield to reality and that's why the White House and military leaders saw the need to repeal the "don''t ask, don't tell" policy on gays who serve in the armed forces.

The U.S. Congress missed an opportunity Thursday when it blocked legislation that would have lifted the "don't ask, don't tell policy.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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