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Hawaii Rep. Charles Djou's Strange Reasoning On DADT Repeal Vote

Hawaii Rep. Charles Djou, who was one of the five House GOP members to vote in favor repealing DADT, gives his reasoning:
I have seen too many instances as an army reservist, soldiers would sign up for a re-enlistment bonus. Get this gigantic sum from the American taxpayer. And then as soon as the unit gets called up to mobilize to Iraq and Afghanistan, they suddenly claim they are gay, with no prior indication of that whatsoever. Get the discharge and keep the bonus. That’s wrong, that’s unfair and that’s why this policy should be changed.
Djou has only been in Congress for two weeks after winning a special election to replace Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D), who resigned to run for governor of Hawaii. While on Honolulu's city council, Djou loudly opposed Hawaii's still-pending civil unions bill, yet still won the endorsement of the Log Cabin Republicans.

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