One Michigan senator said she has little doubt the Pentagon will prepare military chaplains to minister to gays in the armed forces in the event the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is repealed.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said she's confident the U.S. Defense Department will work through any conflicts "in a respectful way with members of the clergy."
Some military chaplains have expressed concern that repealing the policy would hinder their ability to counsel or preach that gay sex is a sin, according to the Bible.
Stabenow said she believes gays should be allowed to serve openly in the nation's armed forces.
The Michigan Democrat added the goal of the military should be to "everyone's beliefs and wishes."
A Pentagon review of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is due in December.