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Military Discharge Bill Signed

Governor Raimondo signed a bill on Friday to allow gay and transgender military discharges be recorded as honorable so that they can receive benefits. By some estimates, as many as 100-thousand service members were discharged for being gay between World War Two and the "don't' ask, don't tell" policy; many received undesirable discharges, which barred them from veterans' benefits. State rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson says while the military is upgrading some discharges to honorable, the process can take a long time.



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