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Hormel questions sincerity of Hagel apology for 1998 anti-gay remarks

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
James HormelPhoto by Michael Nguyen, courtesy Skyhorse Publishing
James Hormel — the nation’s first openly gay ambassador — questioned the sincerity of an apology that former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R) issued on Friday over anti-gay remarks he made in 1998. Hormel pledged to oppose Hagel’s confirmation as defense secretary unless he affirms before the Senate that he will support equal rights for LGBT military families.

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