Defense Bill Includes Broadened Version of Todd Akin's Anti-Gay Provision
A defense spending bill set to become law contains a provision that could allow discrimination against gay and lesbian servicemembers and other minorities in the military, legal experts warned Wednesday.
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“Headed toward the cliff”
Since: Nov 07
Tawas City, Michigan
#1 Dec 20, 2012
Mother Jones obviously never served in the military, or they wouldn't be claiming the sky is falling.
This bill essentially changes NOTHING regarding military policy; it simply restates current policy.
Servicemembers are free to think & believe whatever they want, but if their actions based on those beliefs affect good order & discipline, then action can & will be taken.
No one is going to be discriminated against because of this "new" policy, anymore than they currently can be discriminated against.
The most significant change to military policy will occur when DOMA is finally overturned. Then the military will have to treat ALL married servicemembers the same.
#2 Dec 20, 2012
I think the people in the military are less likely to discriminate than the senator.
Since: Mar 09
#3 Dec 20, 2012
Contact your Reps and Senators to block this ... NOW !!
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