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Uruguay Lifts Homo Military Ban, Beating America 2-0 on Gay Rights

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Though it still requires President Tabare Vazquez’s signature, Uruguay is set to lift a ban on gays serving openly in the military, which has been in place for more than two decades.

Now doesn’t that ban, which kept out anyone suffering from “open sexual deviations,” sound an awful lot like a certain other nation’s ban on gays in the military? It does!

But then again, it was back in 2007 that Uruguay beat America to a nationwide legalization of same-sex civil unions, so it’s not like we should do something stupid and expect the United States to get around to civil rights any sooner.