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    House Passes Defense Bill That Slows DADT Repeal, Reaffirms Federal Gay Marriage Ban

    Despite a majority of Americans supporting the repeal of DADT; despite a federal court ordering the immediate end to DADT; the US House of Reps voted on a defense bill that slows down the repeal of DADT. Repuiblicans should be ashamed of themselves. But that would require having a soul. The few Dems that voted for those amendments should be voted out of office as soon as possible.

    I wonder how many jobs this will create? Where are the jobs, Speaker Boehner?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_893598.html

    WASHINGTON -- The House on Friday quietly passed a defense spending bill with provisions that slow the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) and reaffirm the federal ban on gay marriage.

    The $648 billion defense appropriations package easily passed in a 336-87 vote. The bill also includes a $17 billion increase over last year's non-emergency spending. But the 112 Democrats who helped pass it also endorsed a package with two GOP amendments taking aim at gay rights.

    The first amendment by Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) bars the use of defense funds for training military chaplains to prepare for a DADT repeal. The amendment comes on the heels of a recently rescinded Navy directive that would allow Navy chaplains to voluntarily perform same-sex marriages.

    The second amendment by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) prohibits defense dollars from being used "in contravention of section 7 of title 1, United States Code (the Defense of Marriage Act)." In layman's terms, it bars defense funds from being used for any benefits -- housing, education, medical services or transportation -- for same-sex couples.

    Proponents of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, hailed Foxx's amendment as a reaffirmation of current law.


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    Re: House Passes Defense Bill That Slows DADT Repeal, Reaffirms Federal Gay Marriage

    Which is why I can't wait for DOMA to reach the SCOTUS, since it is quite likely to go down there.
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    Re: House Passes Defense Bill That Slows DADT Repeal, Reaffirms Federal Gay Marriage

    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: House Passes Defense Bill That Slows DADT Repeal, Reaffirms Federal Gay Marriage

    It's hard to argue the GOP is strong on defense when it supports kicking out, refusing benefits and otherwise making the jobs of homosexuals within the military fulfilling vital jobs for the security of the country.

    The GOP is not a true breed of fiscal conservatism. If they were, they wouldn't be allowing social conservative agenda to trump stuff like this.
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    Re: House Passes Defense Bill That Slows DADT Repeal, Reaffirms Federal Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This is an accurate description of what the Republicans are doing, yes. Thanks!
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: House Passes Defense Bill That Slows DADT Repeal, Reaffirms Federal Gay Marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What are you crying about? Don't like your intolerant GOP being called out? Too bad. Now get back to sucking your thumb.


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