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Uruguay Lifts Ban

This week the Uruguayan government of Tabare Vazquez joined Great Britain, France, Australia, and Israel in becoming the 27th country to allow openly gay personnel to serve in their armed forces.

In a decree signed by Vazquez and Defense Minister Jose Bayardi (and posted online today) the Uruguayan government has lifted its ban on openly gay military service, imposed during the country’s 1973-1985 military dictatorship.

Maybe President Obama is watching tiny Uruguay — and taking notes?

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