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Posted at 4:41 PM ET, 12/21/2010

ACLU threatens to sue over Marshall's bill banning gays from Va. National Guard

By Anita Kumar
Anita Kumar

The ACLU of Virginia threatened Tuesday to file suit if Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William)'s proposed bill banning gays from openly serving in the Virginia National Guard becomes law next year.

"Not only is Delegate Marshall's proposal an affront to gay men and lesbians throughout the state but it will surely be ruled unconstitutional before it is ever implemented," the group's executive director Kent Willis said.

The U.S. Senate voted to end the 17-year-old federal ''don't ask, don't tell' policy this weekend, days after the House approved a repeal. President Obama has said he will sign the bill.

"Delegate Marshall is outflanked on this one and would only be wasting taxpayers' dollars and the General Assembly's time by pushing this legislation," Willis said.

The ACLU faxed a letter to Marshall Tuesday.

The ACLU praised Gov. Bob McDonnell -- which doesn't happen often -- who said that while he opposes Congress's repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy he expects to allow gays to openly serve in the Virginia National Guard.

"We were glad to see the Governor respond to Marshall so quickly," Willis said. "Perhaps if Delegate Marshall hears that a large number of other elected officials oppose the bill, he'll decide that it's simply not worth the effort."

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Comments

that's bull crap I don't care what kind of opposition he comes up against or who backs him if no one at all he needs to stick to his guns and get those worthless homosexual degenerates out of the military when I went bo basic we didn't have any open homos if any at all and it was a great thing but we did have one guy that kept looking at everyone else's junk and you know what happened to him he got a blanket party (for those who don't know that when you put a blanket over them and whoop there homo ass) and I mean come on who doesn't like a good ole game of smear the queer if gays want to serve in the military they can go to France with the other homos. so in conclusion just leave homos we wouldn't want to see any of you kind getting hurt.

Posted by: nickc2 | December 23, 2010 11:14 AM | Report abuse

that's bull crap I don't care what kind of opposition he comes up against or who backs him if no one at all he needs to stick to his guns and get those worthless homosexual degenerates out of the military when I went bo basic we didn't have any open homos if any at all and it was a great thing but we did have one guy that kept looking at everyone else's junk and you know what happened to him he got a blanket party (for those who don't know that when you put a blanket over them and whoop there homo ass) and I mean come on who doesn't like a good ole game of smear the queer if gays want to serve in the military they can go to France with the other homos. So in conclusion just leave homos we wouldn't want to see any of your kind getting hurt.

Posted by: nickc2 | December 23, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

that's bull crap I don't care what kind of opposition he comes up against or who backs him if no one at all he needs to stick to his guns and get those worthless homosexual degenerates out of the military when I went bo basic we didn't have any open homos if any at all and it was a great thing but we did have one guy that kept looking at everyone else's junk and you know what happened to him he got a blanket party (for those who don't know that when you put a blanket over them and whoop there homo ass) and I mean come on who doesn't like a good ole game of smear the queer if gays want to serve in the military they can go to France with the other homos. So in conclusion just leave homos we wouldn't want to see any of your kind getting hurt.

Posted by: nickc2 | December 23, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

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