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Chuck Hagel Says He Supports DADT Repeal And Would Protect LGBT Service Members

chuck hagelI fully support the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and value the service of all those who fight for our country. I know firsthand the profound sacrifice our service members and their families make, and if confirmed as Secretary of Defense, I will do everything possible to the extent permissible under current law to provide equal benefits to the families of all our service members.”

Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel, responding to questions from Sen. Barbara Boxer. Hagel has come under criticism for previously supporting DADT and dismissing the ambassador to Luxembourg as “aggressively gay”

Source: ThinkProgress