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美国军队允许同性恋公开应征入伍

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小编摘要:1993年美国前总统克林顿,下发了一条军规“不许问,不许说”,禁止同性恋公开应征入伍,同时也不允许询问这一敏感话题。17年后的今天,这项规定已经被奥巴马总统批准废除。

导读:在备受争议的数年后,经过几个月的准备,在周二时,美国的一项长达17年的禁止同性恋公开应征入伍的禁令正式被废除。总统奥巴马在去年十二月份就签署了一份法令,以废除1993年前总统克林顿制定的“不要问,不要说”的军规。但此项法令一直未实施,直到军队方面完成了数月的训练和准备之后才正式废除禁令。

WASHINGTON - After years of debate and months of preparation, a 17-year-old US policy to ban gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military formally came to an end Tuesday.

President Barack Obama signed a legislation last December to repeal the policy, known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." But the repeal was not implemented until military service chiefs completed months-long training and preparation for lifting the ban.

"(The repeal) would enhance our national security, increase our military readiness, and bring us closer to the principles of equality and fairness," Obama said in a statement Tuesday.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which was introduced as a compromise measure in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton, prohibited homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Civil rights activists have been fighting hard for years to end the policy.

"Statements about sexual orientation will no longer be a bar to enlisting in the military or a cause for dismissal," said Army Maj. Gen. Gary Patton, chief of staff for the Pentagon's repeal implementation team.

In addition, former service members separated from the military under Don't Ask, Don't Tell based solely on their sexual orientation will be eligible to reapply to return to military service.

 

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2011-09-21 12:21 编辑:颜麦粥
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  • Brightle 说:

    What I've learned about the gay-banning policy is that it has lasted for 18years, not 17. Maybe just the different counting way makes the varying duration.

    2011-09-26 13:05 回复 支持(0) 反对(0) 沙发
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