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Military / Gay Policy / "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" #1007294

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military featured; scenes shown of the wedding of Navy Lt. Gary Ross and his partner at midnight when the policy officially ended. [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN – says it is against everything we stand for to force people to lie about who they are.] [Senator Carl LEVIN – says gay and lesbian servicemembers can serve their country openly.] [Marine Capt. Sarah PEZZAT††- says she’s a Marine and a lesbian.] [Air Force S/Sgt. Jonathan MILLS††- says it is a moral accomplishment in our country.] The headline from the latest “Marine Corps Times” shown.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim
Duration:
00:02:50

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