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  Marshall seeks to ban gays from Virginia National Guard
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AuthorAnita Kumar
News DateMonday, December 20, 2010 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFollowing this weekend's vote by the Senate to allow gays to openly serve in the military, Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince WIlliam) said he is drafting a bill for the 2011 legislative session that would ban them from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

"This policy will weaken military recruitment and retention, and will increase pressure for a military draft,'' Marshall said. "After 232 years of prohibiting active, open homosexuals from enlisting in our military, President Obama and a majority in Congress are conducting a social experiment with our troops and our national security...In countries where religions and cultures find homosexual acts immoral, the Obama administration's repeal policy will work to the detriment of all American troops in securing local cooperation with our nation's foreign policy goals."

Marshall, who is considering running for U.S. Senate in 2012, is one of the House's most conservative members.
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