Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (center), accompanied by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (left), tells reporters that he is moving ahead with a Democratic plan to trim the deficit and avert a debilitating default on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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At a 1993 demonstration in New York, gay rights advocates voiced their opposition to the military policy that became "don't ask, don't tell." Porter Gifford/Getty Images hide caption

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