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Army: Gays will be discharged if they speak up

WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- Army Secretary John McHugh is taking back his promise not to discharge troops who tell him that they are gay.

The Pentagon is currently reviewing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which allows homosexuals to serve in the military so long as they don't reveal their sexuality.

McHugh said in a statement released Thursday that he was "incorrect" when he had said there would be a moratorium on dismissals.

Earlier this week, McHugh had said he wouldn't punish troops who admitted they were gay in private conversations with him, even though they technically violated the law.

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