Rep. Ike Skelton: Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Would Harm Children Because Then They’d Know About Gays


Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" would put families "in a difficult position" because then children would be asking about homosexuality:

Said Skelton: "What do mommies and daddies say to their 7-year-old child?"

Skelton said yesterday that he would continue to oppose it (he was one of 26 Democrats who opposed repeal in the House) even though his constituents don't care:

“I was everywhere in my district, everywhere. It just wasn’t raised. There are other things on people’s minds, like jobs and the economy.”