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President Biden Pardons LGBTQI+ Service Members Convicted for Their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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A Historic Step Toward Justice and Equality in the Armed Forces.

In a landmark move to address past injustices, President Joe Biden has announced the pardon of numerous former service members who were convicted solely based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. This decision marks a significant step in rectifying the historical wrongs faced by LGBTQI+ individuals in the U.S. military.

“Today, I am righting a historic wrong by using my clemency authority to pardon many former service members who were convicted simply for being themselves,” President Biden stated. “Our Nation’s service members stand on the frontlines of freedom, and risk their lives in order to defend our country.

LGBTQI great sacrifice

Despite their courage and great sacrifice, thousands of LGBTQI+ service members were forced out of the military because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Some of these patriotic Americans were subject to court-martial, and have carried the burden of this great injustice for decades.”

As the Commander in Chief, President Biden emphasized his commitment to maintaining the finest fighting force in the world, which includes ensuring that every member of the military feels safe and respected. “This is about dignity, decency, and ensuring the culture of our Armed Forces reflect the values that make us an exceptional nation,” he affirmed.

“We have a sacred obligation to all of our service members – including our brave LGBTQI+ service members: to properly prepare and equip them when they are sent into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families when they return home. Today we are making progress in that pursuit.”

The President’s decision is a poignant reminder of the government’s responsibility to uphold the values of equality and respect within the military. By issuing these pardons, President Biden not only acknowledges the sacrifices of LGBTQI+ service members but also paves the way for a more inclusive and just future in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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