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May 15, 2007 Quickie Link: Carter Calls for Review of Ban on Gays in Military
By vanrozenheim

(USA) - Former President Jimmy Carter, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, issued a statement May 15 saying that "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" should be reconsidered. Carter called for the review in an exclusive statement to the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. In his statement, the former commander-in-chief of America’s armed forces says, "The nation’s commitment to human rights requires that lawmakers revisit ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ the current policy that prevents lesbians, gays and bisexuals from serving openly in our armed forces."

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