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Germany to rehabilitate discriminated gay soldiers

The Defence Ministry in Germany is planning to present a draft bill in September to address injustices done to soldiers and rehabilitate those who were discriminated against in past years by being rejected for promotion or even fired from the army because of their homosexuality.In some cases homosexual soldiers, many who had been subjected to punitive measures by military disciplinary courts, have been disadvantaged with respect to their peers by receiving a lower salary or pension because they were refused promotions.A law preventing homosexuals from becoming professional soldiers or taking on tasks as superiors or leadership positions remained in force till July 3, 2000.Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told groups representing..

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