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Gay, straight - all are welcomed in US army: Obama

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Barack Obama
Washington, Dec 23: Do you want to join the US military? Has the fact that you are gay stopped you from fulfilling your dreams of entering the US military?

Now, all gay men and women can take a heave a sigh of relief as US President Barack Obama, as he promised during his campaign in 2008, signed the law to lift the ban on gay from serving openly in the armed services.

"I say to all Americans, gay or straight, who want nothing more than to defend this country in uniform," Stated Obama on Dec 22 after signing the ladmark law.

".. your country needs you, your country wants you, and we will be honoured to welcome you into the ranks of the finest military the world has ever known," he added.

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