German minister condemns anti-gay discrimination in military

The German military is to distance itself from systematic anti-homosexual discrimination that lasted up until the year 2000, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Thursday ahead of the publication of a report on the issue.”I very much regret the practice in the Bundeswehr of discriminating against homosexuals, which the political establishment backed at the time,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said. “I apologize to those who suffered as a result.””I would like to make use of the study’s findings to review the past more fully and to press on with planned legislation to rehabilitate those conc…

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