"The reality is that you don't all agree with each other on your politics, you don't agree with each other on your religion, you don't agree with each other on a lot of things. But you still serve together. And you work together. And you look out for each other. And that's all that matters."
Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, after telling a questioning Marine in June that members of the military service can't drop out because they disagree with the pending repeal of the ban on openly gay military members. He was quoted by Reuters news service.
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