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**FILE** In this Feb. 1, 2010 photo, Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen hold a briefing at the Pentagon. Mr. Gates on May 25, 2010, agreed to a proposal to repeal the military ban on gays. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** In this Feb. 1, 2010 photo, Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen hold a briefing at the Pentagon. Mr. Gates on May 25, 2010, agreed to a proposal to repeal the military ban on gays. (Associated Press)

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