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U.S. Military Ends ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ for Gay Troops

Today, for the first time in his military career, U.S. Air Force Captain Eddy Sweeney will be able to serve his country without hiding his sexual identity.

“I don’t have to worry about someone trying to ‘out’ me out of spite,” said Sweeney, a gay intelligence officer who is stationed in Germany. “I’m just glad that that burden is gone.”