President Obama evolves on the issue of marriage equality, and then, according to several polls, we see a pro-equality shift among African-American voters, and voters in general, followed by the NAACP announcement of its support for same-sex marriage.
What you gonna do, GOP?
The Republican-led House of Representatives has hastily added a provision to a new defense bill that would ban equal marriage ceremonies at military chapels.
Oops. Wrong move, GOP, you should' gone to Disneyland.
Generally speaking, the National Defense Authorization Act--costing some $642 billion this year--is a bipartisan bill that most lawmakers find difficult to oppose for a lot of reasons, one of which is that it includes a 1.7% annual pay-raise for troops. But some members of Congress try to tack on non-defense issues onto a defense bill so their agenda gets passed.
Like adding onto a defense bill the provision that same-sex marriages cannot be performed on military bases, even the ones that aren't, legally speaking, marriage.
This measure comes in response to the announcement by Department of Defense--after last year's repeal of DADT--that military chaplains could conduct weddings for gay couples, though they were not required to do so. Add to that, the statement from the Department of Defense that there have been no same-sex ceremonies in military chapels so far.
But still, the GOP works toward discrimination while the rest of the world evolves.
via Pink News