U.S. House Armed Services Committee Approves Three Anti-Gay DADT & DOMA Amendments

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee passed three amendments that effectively delay and derail the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

In a 33 to 27 vote, the Committee passed an amendment to require that each of the Chiefs of the four combat branches of the military provide written certification to Congress before repeal of DADT can be implemented.

In a 39 to 22 vote, the Committee passed an amendment to reiterate that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) applies to the military.

Finally, a 38 to 23 vote passed an amendment to reiterate that decisions concerning use of military facilities and personnel for conducting same-sex wedding ceremonies are governed by DOMA.

Read:   House committee approves three anti-gay DADT, DOMA amendments  [LGBTQ Nation]

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2 comments on “U.S. House Armed Services Committee Approves Three Anti-Gay DADT & DOMA Amendments

  1. Paulette T. says:

    I will never understand why they are so reluctant to implement the repeal DADT. Americans support its speedy repeal. They act as if allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly will change the fact that they are already serving their country. Such disrespect for those brave men and women. It’s shameful.

    • Irene C. Olszewski, Esq. says:

      I agree that the delays are disrespectful to those who are putting their lives on the line every day to serve this country. I continue to shake my head at the reluctance as well. Thanks for your comments.

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