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Gays in the Military / Clinton / NATO Countries #144123

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 26, 1993
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Brit Hume) Moves by President Clinton to end the ban on gays in the military and avoid further battles with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Congress over the issue examined; scenes shown of Clinton's meeting with joint Congressional leadership. [CLINTON - comments.] [Senator George MITCHELL - comments on the gay issue.] [In Congress, Senator Dan COATS - criticizes the administration.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Canada noted dropping its ban on homosexuals in the military last year.

(Paris: Jim Bittermann) The issue of homosexuality in the militaries of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) countries examined; positions of Great Britain, Holland, Denmark, and Belgium noted. [Author Peter TATCHELL - says there are no substantial problems in European armies.] [Gay Affirmation Movement Fidel SUBIAS - says there is homophobia.] Role of gays in the Israeli army noted. [Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Moshe FOGEL - comments.]

Bittermann, Jim;
Hume, Brit;
Jennings, Peter

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