Pentagon Survey: Troops OK with Gays in Military
Byline: Anne Flaherty Associated Press
WASHINGTON When a majority of troops told the Pentagon this summer they didnt care if gays were allowed to serve openly in the military, it was in sharp contrast to the time when Americas fighting forces voiced bitter opposition to accepting racial minorities and women in the services.
The survey, due out Tuesday, is expected to find pockets of resistance among combat troops to ending the ban on gays.
But some 70 percent of respondents were expected to say that lifting the ban would have a positive or mixed effect, or none at all, according to officials familiar with the findings.
The study is expected to …
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Publication information: Article title: Pentagon Survey: Troops OK with Gays in Military. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: November 28, 2010. Page number: 9. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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