Fact check: Image showing news story on LGBTQ Marine uniform pin is fabricated

Posted on AllSides June 30th, 2022
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The claim: Global News reported Marines can wear LBGTQ+ pin on uniform

As Pride Month draws to a close, some social media posts are claiming the Marine Corps recently announced a policy to give service members a new means of self-expression. 

“U.S. Marines now able to wear LGBTQ+ pin on uniform,” reads a June 24 Facebook post that purports to show a headline from Canada-based outlet Global News.

The claim was shared more than 350 times in six days and surfaced in other social media posts as well.

But no such article exists. The reporter identified in the screenshot said she...

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