And John Wayne they ain't.
Matthew Avila (L), active duty gunners mate 2nd class U.S. Navy, receives a punch in the arm from former EN2 U.S. Navy's Ray Cordero as they prepare to march with active and non-active U.S. military personnel who are participating for the first time in San Diego's Gay Pride Parade in San Diego in this July 16, 2011 file photo. The Pentagon will announce on July 22, 2011 that the U.S. military is ready to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces, the last major hurdle to formally ending the policy, U.S. officials said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity. President Barack Obama last year signed a landmark law to allow for the repeal of the nearly 18-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that forced gays to keep their sexual orientation secret in order to serve in the military. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES)
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