"Gen. Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has stated that, in view of the unique conditions of military service, active and open homosexuality by members of the Armed Forces would have a very negative effect on military morale and discipline.
"Mr. President, I agree with General Powell's assessment."
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sam Nunn marches lockstep with Colin Powell
Then-Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA), speaking on the floor of the United States Senate on 27 Jan 1993, had this to say about gays serving openly in the military. From the Congressional Record: