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Anonymous Active-Duty Gay Officer Speaks

Anonymous Active-Duty Gay Officer Speaks


"JD Smith," an active-duty gay officer and cofounder of the group OutServe, spoke with Rachel Maddow following the first day of Senate Armed Services Committee hearings on the Pentagon report about "don't ask, don't tell" repeal.

During the interview Smith, who appeared with a shielded identity, commented on the difference between the acceptance of troops on the ground and the military leadership, which can be more resistant to gays serving openly.

Watch the conversation.

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