Reaction swift to 'don't ask' pledge

President Barack Obama's decision to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is drawing a swift reaction from Long Island residents.

On Saturday the president pledged to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military. The heated issue drew differing opinions on the Island.

"I don't even care what their preferences are, they are dying right and left, they are going home maimed," says Rhonda Agel, of Selden.

While many people say they support removing the ban, others think the policy was put in place for a reason and should not be ended.

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