Conservative groups say chaplains are likely to be the first victims of Saturday’s repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

In the aftermath of the 65-31 Senate vote that did away with the 1993 ban on open homosexuality in the armed forces, religious legal defense group Alliance Defense Fund predicts that military chaplains will be the first to feel the effects of the repeal.

“The first official casualty of this hurried vote may well be the religious freedom of chaplains and service members,” said ADF Litigation Counsel Daniel Blomberg in a statement.

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