"It requires you to lie several times a day," Lt. Ross said of the old system. "Being in the military is extremely invasive. It becomes a web of excuses you make when you try to be as honest as possible, but you can't be honest."
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"We're thrilled the policy is gone," he said of his and Mr. Swezy's reaction to the end of "don't ask, don't tell."