Virginia politician says screw feds; don’t let gays serve in National Guard

The Commonwealth of Virginia is showing another sign of going rogue these days: Just days after Congress repealed DADT, a Republican lawmaker is calling for the state to ban gays from serving in the National Guard, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Bob Marshall says the repeal amounts to a “social experiment with our national security” and contends that no lesser a power than the US Constitution gives states authority over militias—now National Guard units.

Politicians aren’t exactly jumping on the bandwagon, though: A spokesman for Bob McDonnell says that though the Republican governor disagrees with the repeal, “that decision has now been made.” A Democrat called the idea “abhorrent.” Marshall, meanwhile, plans to introduce a bill in 2011.

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2 Responses to Virginia politician says screw feds; don’t let gays serve in National Guard

  1. Holte Ender

    December 22, 2010 at 10:43 am

    No matter what’s signed into law, people keep on hating.

    • A Michael J. Scott

      December 22, 2010 at 11:03 am

      How right you are my friend, and given where we live we get an up close and personal look at it.