Virginia: National Guard DADT DOA...

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    Delegate Bob Marshall (R-Prince Wiliam County) of the Virginia State Legislature submitted a bill (HB2474) would should have re-instituted the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy as a condition of service in the Virginia National Guard.

    The Bill died in committee.

    The State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) indicated that if the Legislature had passed such a law the Federal government could choose not to recognize Virginia's National Guard and said the Guard could loose it's federal funding (which I've read elsewhere is about $200,000,000 a year). But if you follow that logic there are also other repercussions that could be possible if the Fed's didn't recognize the VA National Guard such as: loss of veterans status for those in the state militia, loss of ability to use federal equipment (the Feds own the planes, tanks, and guns), and loss of the ability to "drill" on federal property.


    Panel rejects 'don?t ask, don?t tell' for Va. National Guard | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com

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    The state national guard is not the state malitia or any type of miltia. The national Guard is not made up of private citizens who own those weapons they carry when they gone on when deployed.
     
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    OK, that's fine.


    Other than that, bump for the lunch crowd.


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    Sounds like Delegate Bob Marshall should spend his time focusing on real issues instead of trying to legislate morality.
     
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    Then again, maybe the States should having more control over the National Guard, may be a mixed blessing.
     
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    Things are getting better in Virginia, but for us, they are still like visiting a 3rd world country.
     
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    I haven't spent much time there. I've traveled the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel a couple of times. Strange laws still I'm told. Not 3rd world exactly, more like "Living In The Past" to quote Tull. Soft Shell Crabs work for me though.
     
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    Hold on, let me check something...

    ............................................. OK, I'm back.


    Bod is talking about (I assume, correct me if I'm wrong Bod), the amendment to the State constitution (Article 15A, passed in 2004) that denies state recognition of any legal status that attempts to approximate the "design, qualities, significance, or effects of marriage". This can have, theoretically, significant impact for legally married same-sex couples and call into question their legal status as parents since "parenting" is one of the qualities and effects of marriage for couples with children.



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    Exactly. I would hate to think what might happen if we were visiting relatives in VA and one of us got sick or injured. *shudder.
     
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    LMAO have you ever visited a third world country? hit up Haiti, Pakistan or Yemen and tell me if Virginia is like that.
     

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