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Hagel Apologizes About Remarks Against Gay Diplomat

Chuck Hagel, a candidate for secretary of defense whose record on gay-rights issues has come under fire in recent days, apologized on Friday for remarks he made as a senator that an openly gay man nominated for a diplomatic post should not represent the United States.

The New York Times
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December 26, 2012
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OP-ED: Out in Africa

A few weeks ago I’d have told you that on the subject of equal rights for gays and lesbians — arguably the civil rights issue of our day — I was feeling pretty proud of my country. Gay equality is supported by swelling majorities in polls, especially among young Americans.

The New York Times
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December 26, 2012
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