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Thursday, 22 September 2011 20:13
(Harrisburg, Pa.) A female sergeant who was discharged from the Air Force last year after South Dakota police reported her marriage to a woman wants to re-enlist now that the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform has been lifted.
Jene Newsome said Wednesday that she’s happy the ban has been lifted and that she’s eager to restart her military career. But she also feels as though the sense of jubilation she would have felt by serving in the military when the ban was lifted was stolen from her.
“Just to have that liberation, and just to be able to celebrate and come out to your co-workers, and … not refer to my wife as my friend when I’m around some of my co-workers or at events for the military,” Newsome said.
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