Rep. Buyer: I wanna thank Ike Skelton for years ago, for his thoughtful considerations to make this policy the law. We should not be changing this policy. It is very clear that homosexuality is incompatible with military service. The purpose of the military--we kill and break things. We inculcate young men and women with values. Values are extremely important. Now some are trying to make this argument, somehow, that tolerance requires a moral equivalency. It does not, when it comes to homosexuality. If, in fact, military is the inculcation of values, to say that we're going to say that sodomy now should be repealed from the uniform code of military justice--
Chair: The gentleman's time has expired.
28 May 2010
From last night's debate, a verbatim transcript.