In the United States for the first time to the post of Secretary of the army has appointed openly gay

Eric fanning became the first openly gay, who led one of the armed forces in the United States as a civil leader. According to Reuters, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved his candidature for the post of Secretary of the army, writes NEWSru.com.

Fanning previously was the acting Deputy Minister of defense. As Minister of the army he will replace John McHugh, who is retiring. Fanning previously worked as Deputy Minister of the air force and Deputy Minister of the Navy. He is considered a close adviser to the current head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter.

As marks RIA «news», fanning was appointed the head of the most numerous native troops of the USA on the background of the policy of integration of gays and lesbians in the armed forces. Its administration is conducted after the abolition in 2010 of the rules of «don’t ask, don’t tell», which allowed the representatives of sexual minorities to serve in the US armed forces only if they do not advertise their orientation.

Fanning himself was not obliged to remain silent about their orientation until 2010 because he was a civilian and not military. The gay community USA welcomed the nomination of Fanning on a post of the head of the Ministry.

According to TASS, the Secretary of the army (or Secretary of the army) is responsible for matters concerning personnel, reserves, infrastructure and procurement.

Note that one in ten Americans living in Washington, D.C., belong to the LGBT community. This is according to the Gallup survey, published 15 Feb. In the study, respondents answered the question » do you Consider yourself to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?» The highest proportion of affirmative answers among all U.S. States, 10 percent was received in the capital of the state.




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