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The gay airman who took on the US military

In 1975 an air force sergeant made history when he came out, to challenge the ban on homosexuals in the US military. Leonard Matlovich became a figurehead for gay rights, but he could not have foreseen that in 2013 the US Supreme Court would be considering whether to overturn a ban on same-sex marriages.

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by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013

His gravestone at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington DC bears the inscription: "When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."

by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013
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