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

Discussion in 'Politics' started by WillowTree, May 10, 2012.

  1. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,147
    Thanks Received:
    10,164
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,702
    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.


    Read more: House panel votes to ban same-sex marriages on US military bases | Fox News
     
  2. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,558
    Thanks Received:
    2,558
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,672
    They're just determined to lose this November, aren't they? :cuckoo:
     
  3. Salt Jones
    Offline

    Salt Jones BANNED

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2011
    Messages:
    6,900
    Thanks Received:
    510
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +510
    Republicans will lose on this point. The youth aren't on their side, it's just a matter of time.
     
  4. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,147
    Thanks Received:
    10,164
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,702
    Are the youths flocking to join the military?
     
  5. konradv
    Offline

    konradv Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    22,558
    Thanks Received:
    2,558
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Baltimore
    Ratings:
    +5,672
    They're certainly not flocking to the Republicans! :lol:
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,147
    Thanks Received:
    10,164
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,702
    long as they're flocking to join.
     
  7. SniperFire
    Offline

    SniperFire Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    13,627
    Thanks Received:
    1,219
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Inside Your Head
    Ratings:
    +1,223
    Obama has launched his war of family!


    Game on!!
     
  8. g5000
    Offline

    g5000 Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    56,027
    Thanks Received:
    9,334
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +24,554
    No. It has always been senior citizens who enlist in our military. Who ever heard of 18 years old joining up?
     

Share This Page