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Ex-officer testifies in military gay policy trial

 Witnesses, Jamie Ensley, left, and Philip Bradley pose outside federal court after testifying Tuesday July 13, 2010 in Riverside, Calif., at the non-...

Gays in the Military

Witnesses, Jamie Ensley, left, and Philip Bradley pose outside federal court after testifying Tuesday July 13, 2010 in Riverside, Calif., at the non-...

A former Air Force officer who was discharged for being gay has taken the stand in the federal trial of a lawsuit challenging the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Former Maj. Mike Almy testified Friday that he was an award-winning communications officer who served alongside foreign forces that have openly gay members.
Almy says the gay troops were absolutely no detriment to the mission of his unit, which accepted them.
The lawsuit being heard by a U.S. District Court judge in Riverside, California, was brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican gay rights organization.
The suit seeks an injunction to halt use of the policy.
The lawsuit puts the government in the position of defending the policy even as President Barack Obama is pushing Congress to repeal it.


Updated : 2021-07-26 12:18 GMT+08:00