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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Marine Gen. Pace Supports "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

"The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defended the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on moral grounds. In a newspaper interview on Monday, Marine Gen. Peter Pace likened homosexuality to adultery and said the military should not condone it by allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.

Pace was responding to a question from a Chicago Tribune about the policy that allows gays and lesbians to serve if they keep their sexual orientation private and don't engage in homosexual acts. The 1994 law also prohibits commanders from asking about a person's sexual orientation. Pace said he supports the policy.

``I believe homosexual acts between two individuals are immoral and that we should not condone immoral acts,'' Pace was quoted as saying in the newspaper interview. ``I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.''" By KCBS Link to Article (last visited 3-13-07 NVS)

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