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Old 10-08-2011, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Currently Military Chaplains who are on Military Bases in state that gay marriage is legal are allowed to perform Gay Marriages if they so choose (they are not forced to do so). Well now the Party of "limited government" wants to ban the Chaplains from performing Gay Marriages even in states where its legal and will hold up the Defense Bill in order to do so.

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said Friday he'd rather see Congress fail to pass a defense authorization bill for the first time in half a century than give ground on contentious provisions that seek to direct suspected terrorists into military custody and to ban gay marriages by military chaplains.

McKeon made the comments in a "C-SPAN Newsmakers" interview with POLITICO's Charles Hoskinson and John Donnelly of Congressional Quarterly. (Video posted here.)

Asked whether his convictions on both issues are so strong that he would rather not have a defense authorization bill than strip out the gay-marriage and detainee language, McKeon replied firmly on each point, "Yes."
Buck McKeon: no defense bill without gay marriage ban, detainee provisions - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Yet another example of the laser-like focus on jobs from your Republican party.
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