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Video: Rep. Paul Ryan Opposes Bringing Back ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

| by Michael Allen

During an interview, on Sunday, with WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida, Republican Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan opposed bringing back the U.S. military policy of 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' which effectively banned gays from the service.

Rep. Ryan's statement is in direct opposition to many conservatives, especially those on the Religious Right.

Rep. Ryan said:  “I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat. Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it. I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves. I think this issue is past us. It’s done. And I think we need to move on.”

When Congress voted to repeal 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,' Ryan was one of the Republicans to vote against it, reports Mediaite.com.