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Equal rights also took a step forward in the United States when George W. Bush appointed a gay man as U.S. ambassador to Rumania. (WORTH NOTING).

* Equal rights also took a step forward in the United States when George W. Bush appointed a gay man as U.S. ambassador to Rumania. Michael Guest isn't the first openly gay man to serve as ambassador but he is the first to have won confirmation by the Senate. "With this nomination, Bush put into practice what we have known all along: that a person's sexual orientation has no bearing upon one's ability to do a job and successfully serve our country," said Lorri L. Jean, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Karen Ann Gajewski is an editor at the Humanist.
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Date:Nov 1, 2001
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