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OUR OPINION: GAYS/MILITARY

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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 Yet there comes a time when outdated policies should yield to reality and that's why the White House and military leaders saw the need to repeal the "don''t ask, don't tell" policy on gays who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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