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James Hormel, the First Out Gay Ambassador, Speaks Out About DOMA, LGBT Rights: VIDEO

James Hormel, who was appointed United States Ambassador to Luxembourg by President Bill Clinton in 1999, and was the first openly gay ambassador ever to serve, spoke with ABC News about his new book Fit to Serve, as well as...
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