Troops can wear uniforms at San Diego gay pride parade

Bardorf wrote that the exception was applicable only to the 2012 San Diego gay-pride event.

The move is the latest by the Pentagon that celebrates its gay service members since the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy was repealed last year. The Defense Department held its first gay-pride event at the Pentagon last month, which included a speech from Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson.

Last year, military members participated in the parade by wearing T-shirts from their branches, but this year several members had requested to participate in uniform, according to local reports.