Gay Soldiers For First Time Can Wear Uniforms To Pride Parades

The Department of Defense announced the new rule Thursday, just in time for pride events in San Diego.

1. Congratulations To Our Servicemembers.

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U.S. Navy personnel march in last year’s San Diego gay pride parade.

Navy servicewomen Marissa Gaeta and Citlalic Snell.

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In this March 2, 2012 file photo, Sean Sutton, left, greets his boyfriend of 2 years, U.S. Navy sailor Jonathan Jewell, E5, with a kiss after Jewell returned from a seven month deployment

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US Marine Brandon Morgan posted this photo of him and his boyfriend to the Gay Marines Facebook Group earlier this year.

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In this July 16, 2011 photo, two women, both active duty sailors in the Navy who gave their names as Nikki, left, and Lisa, kiss as they march in the Gay Pride Parade in San Diego.

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The civil union ceremony of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali (right) and Will Behrens on base in New Jersey on Saturday, June 23.

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A supporter’s sign at a 2010 rally urging the U.S. Senate to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

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