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Hagel reaffirms support for gay rights

In answer to a question from Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Chuck Hagel affirmed that he supports a Pentagon policy that permits military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside.

"All men and women deserve the same rights," Hagel said, and enforcing those rights will be a "high priority" for him.