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Cardinal: Church has no position on gays in military

WASHINGTON (AP) - Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (wurl) says the Roman Catholic church has no position on whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the military.

On Fox News Sunday, Wuerl was asked if he opposed Congress's repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" -- a repeal that President Barack Obama signed into law last week.

He said, "That's a question that has to be worked out
politically."

But Wuerl, who is archbishop in the nation's capital, reiterated church teaching that sex should be reserved for marriage between a man and a woman.

He added that if the church is forced to accept a redefinition of marriage, its ministry becomes limited.

When Washington D.C. legalized gay marriage this year, Wuerl's archdiocese ended its 80-year foster care program rather than license same-sex couples.

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