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UK Veterans Minister Says Homophobia Report Must Not Be Ignored

(Bloomberg) -- A damning report into the homophobic treatment of gay British military personnel shouldn’t be “left on the shelf,” UK veterans minister Johnny Mercer said Tuesday, even as he declined to commit to an apology.

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Ministers received the government-commissioned report, which details electric-shock conversion therapy and other historic abuse of LGBT veterans, more than a month ago. Bloomberg reported last week the government plans to apologize in Parliament this month — along with the publication of the probe’s findings — for the decades-long “culture of homophobia” in the military.

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