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Va. National Guard Will Have Out Gays

Va. National Guard Will Have Out Gays

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A committee in Virginia's house of delegates (pictured) killed a bill that would have allowed the state's National Guard to ban openly gay personnel.

Del. Robert G. Marshall of Prince William proposed the bill in an attempt to circumvent the recent repeal of "don't ask, don't tell." Del. Bill Janis, another Republican, said enforcing such a ban would be a "nightmare," especially if the National Guard found themselves serving alongside other military service members.

Janis was also concerned about federal funding being pulled should Marshall's bill pass.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.