Governor Bob McDonnell Would Not Support Gay Ban In National Guard

11:36 AM, Dec 21, 2010   |    comments
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Bob McDonnell says he would not support an effort to ban gays from serving in the Virginia National Guard.


After Congress voted over the weekend to allow homosexuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, Republican Del. Robert Marshall of Manassas said he would introduce legislation to ban gays from the Guard.


On his monthly question-and-answer show on a radio station in Washington, McDonnell said Tuesday that he disagrees with Congress' vote to end the "don't ask, don't tell" policy based upon his own military service. But he thinks the state's National Guard should adhere to federal guidelines.

Marshall has said he will file his bill before the General Assembly convenes Jan. 12.

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