House panel votes to ban same-sex marriages on US military bases

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    On the same day that President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage, the House Armed Services Committee backed measures prohibiting the practice on U.S. military bases.
    The panel stepped into the gays in the military issue as it considered a sweeping, $642 billion defense bill for next year that buys new weapons, ships and aircraft, increases military pay by 1.7 percent and sets policies for the Pentagon. The committee worked through the day Wednesday and into the early morning Thursday on the legislation that adds billions of dollars to the president's budget request.
    The committee fleshed out a blueprint for next year that calls for a base defense budget of $554 billion, including nuclear weapons spending, plus $88 billion for the war in Afghanistan and counterterrorism efforts. That compares with the administration's proposal of $551 billion, plus $88 billion.
    Conservative Republicans still angry with the end to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military pressed two measures.


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    They're just determined to lose this November, aren't they? :cuckoo:
     
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    Republicans will lose on this point. The youth aren't on their side, it's just a matter of time.
     
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    Are the youths flocking to join the military?
     
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    They're certainly not flocking to the Republicans! :lol:
     
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    long as they're flocking to join.
     
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    Obama has launched his war of family!


    Game on!!
     
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    No. It has always been senior citizens who enlist in our military. Who ever heard of 18 years old joining up?
     

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