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235 Republicans & 17 Democrats Vote to Prevent Violations of DOMA

 

The Hill:

The House has approved an amendment to the 2013 defense spending bill that would prohibit the Department of Defense from using any money in the bill to violate the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). 

The amendment, from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), was approved 247-166, one of dozens of amendments the House was considering before approving the entire bill late Thursday night. The amendment was supported by 17 Democrats, and just five Republicans opposed it.

King said the language, similar versions of which have passed the House before, is needed because of President Obama's growing support for same-sex marriage. King said that support is permeating the federal government.

... DOD issued memos last year saying certain military facilities might be used for same-sex marriage, and that military chaplains may officiate in same-sex marriages. King said those policy changes violate DOMA, under which the federal government recognizes marriage as being between a man and a woman.

"Pretty simple statute being contravened by the directives of the president of the United States as exercised through the secretary of Defense," King said.

4 Comments

  1. Posted July 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I couldn't be happier. I, and a lot of other people, are so fed up with the tireless efforts on the left to push this down our throats. This is good news that we get so little of nowadays! Thanks. I so appreciate your blog.

  2. John N.
    Posted July 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I'd be willing to bet that none of those 17 Democrats comes from Massachusetts.

  3. Posted July 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    THE MOST POWERFUL THING WE CAN TO TO GAIN OUR COUNTRY BACK, IS TO PRAY EARNESTLY....SO PEOPLE ...PRAY!

  4. leehawks
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    AND VOTE!!! Vote for the most conservative candidate in every office on your ballot. Do not vote for RINOS (Republicans In Name Only) unless you have no other valid choice. The only way to take back the country is to have elected bodies be republican so we can reverse everything Dems did the last 6 years. (Dem controlled congress last 2 years of Bush's term)