WASHINGTON (CNN) - All three Republican front-runners at the debate think the military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" toward homosexuals in its ranks should be left untouched.
When specifically asked if the policy should be changed, Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, "At a time of war, you don't make fundamental changes like this."
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney agreed that this isn't the time to change the policy, but he suggested that "we can look at it down the road."
Romney admitted that when he first heard of the policy he thought "it sounded awful silly and didn't think that it would be very effective, but I turned out to be wrong."
When Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, was asked the same question, he answered that the policy is working and said, "It would be a terrific mistake to even reopen the issue."
When all of the Republican candidates were asked if they believe gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly in the United States military, none of them spoke up.
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