US Armymen allowed to wear uniforms at gay parade
California: For the first time in history, the US Defense Department has allowed military personal to take part in a gay pride parade wearing thier uniforms on Thursday.
The Department said it was making an exception to its policy that bars troops from marching in uniform in parades unless individuals get approval from their commanders.
“The exception has been made only for San Diego`s Gay Pride Parade that will take place on Saturday and does not extend beyond that”, a military-wide Pentagon memorandum said.
San Diego Pride executive director Dwayne Crenshaw hailed it an ‘historic moment’.
In last year gay parade, participants wore T-shirts with their branch name.
The ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ policy, established in 1993, prohibits gay military members to openly acknowledge their sexuality. However, it was ended last September by President Barack Obama as part of his campaign pledge made in 2008.
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