Clinton Compromise Aims to End Fireworks over Military's Gay Ban Senator Nunn May Offer a Bill after Hearing Joint Chiefs on Subject
Marshall Ingwerson, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
PRESIDENT Clinton made a choice July 19 in announcing his policy on gays in the military, one of the most politically vexing issues in his young administration:
* Advocates for lifting the ban on gays in the military got the speech. He made clear that his sympathies inclined toward lifting the ban further than was politically realistic. He even singled out the most outspoken advocates of lifting the ban for praise.
* Opponents of lifting the ban got most of the policy. The executive order Mr. Clinton issued would largely ban service by the openly gay.
In his speech at the National Defense University in Washington, Clinton reaffirmed his central principle …
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