Shaheen, Gillibrand Introduce Militar...

Shaheen, Gillibrand Introduce Military Spousal Equal Treatment Bill

There are 7 comments on the lezgetreal.com story from Feb 17, 2013, titled Shaheen, Gillibrand Introduce Military Spousal Equal Treatment Bill . In it, lezgetreal.com reports that:

The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2013 is meant to make a large number of benefits available to all military spouses and families without regards to sexual orientation. The Senate version of the bill has gained a new cosponsor in Kirsten Gillibrand.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Feb 17, 2013
Changing the UCMJ will be the hardest part, even after DOMA is overturned by the SCOTUS. Any changes will have to be passed by the GOPasaur controlled House. The only way that will happen is likely as part of the larger annual defense authorization bill which will give them political cover.

Since the NDAA isn't usually passed until Nov/Dec, that means a likely wait for full equality for married same-sex servicemembers even after DOMA is overturned in Jun.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Feb 17, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
Changing the UCMJ will be the hardest part, even after DOMA is overturned by the SCOTUS. Any changes will have to be passed by the GOPasaur controlled House. The only way that will happen is likely as part of the larger annual defense authorization bill which will give them political cover.
Since the NDAA isn't usually passed until Nov/Dec, that means a likely wait for full equality for married same-sex servicemembers even after DOMA is overturned in Jun.
Perhaps The Obamaniac could make a deal with them if he stops spending a trillion dollars a week and passing teh debt down to our great-great-great-great-grandc hildren.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Feb 17, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Perhaps The Obamaniac could make a deal with them if he stops spending a trillion dollars a week and passing teh debt down to our great-great-great-great-grandc hildren.
No need for a deal. The GOPasaurs know they can't support denying equal treatment for all servicemembers once DOMA is overturned, so they will be looking for a way out without having to vote directly to give equal rights to same-sex couples. The NDAA will give them the cover they need.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Feb 17, 2013
Thank you Senator Shaheen. Senator Ayotte? Hello? Senator Ayotte. These are your constituents calling....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Feb 17, 2013
nhjeff wrote:
Thank you Senator Shaheen. Senator Ayotte? Hello? Senator Ayotte. These are your constituents calling....
Like I said, the GOPasaurs can't be caught supporting equality outright; only under the cover of a NDAA.

They're pretty with that yellow stripe running down their back......

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#6 Feb 17, 2013
Gillibrand was put into office when that whole Spitzer\Paterson\Glinton\Gilli brand scandal broke. Just another Tammany Hall hack.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Feb 17, 2013
Once again, the idiots ridicule those who fight for their rights, and blame them for not fighting hard enough. And somehow, the idiot loves those who would be just as happy for him to disappear off the face of the earth, and who do their best to pretend he already has.

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