Posted by on June 26, 2024 10:03 am
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“Some have carried the burden of this great injustice for decade” says Joe Biden (Image: Wikimedia Commons/The White House)

Joe Biden is to issue a pardon proclamation for US veterans convicted under a historic military law banning gay sex.

The news from the US President, confirmed today (Wednesday 26 June 2024), was first revealed by CNN.

It is expected to affect around 2,000 people convicted over a 60-year period.

CNN reports that granted pardons won’t automatically change convicted veterans’ records. However it will allow people affected to apply for a certificate of pardon. That in turn will will help them receive withheld benefits.

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