Friday, February 26, 2010

Another world

The UK website Pink News is reporting that Prime Minister Gordon Brown hosted a reception where he expressed his deep appreciation for LGBT members of the armed services in England.  LGBT people have been serving openly in England for a decade.

According to the website:
He told guests at 10 Downing Street, including a number of gay servicemembers, that there was a “debt of gratitude we can never fully repay”.

He said that the pride they felt was “nothing compared to the pride we feel in them”.

Mr Brown cited the current struggle in the US to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, saying he knew debate on the issue continued.

In 2009, for the first LGBT reception at Downing Street, Mr Brown said that the ban on gay marriage in California was “unacceptable.”

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