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Judge strikes down military gay ban in US

Published 11/09/2010 | 05:00

THE fight for gay and lesbian equality in the US received a boost yesterday when a judge struck down the Clinton-era policy banning homosexuals openly serving in the military.

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In California yesterday, Judge Virginia Phillips yesterday granted a nationwide injunction against the 'don't-ask-don't-tell' ban but it will not be implemented pending government consideration.

President Barack Obama, earlier this year, asked the US Congress to end the ban, which makes it impossible for members of the military to own up to their sexuality or conduct open relationships.

But the bill has since hit a roadblock in the Senate. (© Independent News Service)

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