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A gay analyst keeps his job

The Government has traditionally frowned on homosexual employees. Anti-gay discrimination peaked during the McCarthy era, when several hundred homosexuals were fired from the Central Intelligence Agency, Pentagon and State Department. But since then, gay activists have worn down the bias against them in all Government branches except the military and intelligence agencies, which still ban gays on the ground that they are more susceptible to blackmail, and hence greater security risks, than heterosexuals.

Now an unidentified mid-level National Security Agency employee has successfully challenged this policy. He won the right to keep his job as a technical...

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