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Peace Corps To Accept Same-Sex Volunteer Couples

Mary Slosson

Married couples have long been allowed to serve together in the Peace Corps. In a policy shift, the Peace Corps announced that same-sex partners will be allowed to volunteer abroad together beginning in June. For their safety, same-sex partners will not be deployed to countries where homosexuality is criminalized.

The Peace Corps has accepted gay and lesbian individual volunteers since its inception in 1961.

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