Gay News Today: Bits and pieces of everything gay – Pentagon bans LGBT sites, Sen. Tammy Baldiwn sworn in, Church of England lifts ban on gay bishops

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LGBT sites such as AmericaBlog, Towleroad, and Good as You are blocked by the DOD for security reasons.  Since the news broke, the Department of Defense has issued a statement:

We’ve received some questions/comment recently about DOD’s web access policies, and wanted to provide this statement:

The Department of Defense does not block LGBT websites. The pages referenced in several recent articles were denied access based on web filters blocking the “Blog/Personal Pages” category, not the specific sites themselves. While individuals on a DoD system may visit portions of the main websites (i.e., www.towleroad.com, www.AMERICAblog.com), certain additional links/pages – to include personal blogs – are blocked. Personal pages and blogs are blocked in accordance with DoD policy allowing military commanders the option to restrict access to personal pages for operational security reasons.

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