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Military / Gay Veterans Suing #782346

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 05, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) US Army statistics on its recruiting goals cited.

(Lake Jackson, Texas: Geoff Morrell) The lawsuit brought by gays & lesbians who were discharged from the military examined; details given from a GAO study on how many gay troops have been fired & how much it has cost. [Gay plaintiff Tommy COOK†- says he loved the service, but he chose his life over career.] [Representative Marty MEEHAN - says "don't ask, don't tell" has had a negative impact on national security.] [Military sociologist Charlie MOSKOS†- questions having open homosexuals in the service.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The fact that 24 countries allow openly gay & lesbian troops to serve in their military noted/

Woodruff, Bob;
Morrell, Geoff

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