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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) Introduces Bill to Prohibit Gay Marriages on Military Bases and Protect Anti-Gay Service Members

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) last Thursday introduced the Military Religious Freedom Protection Act in the House, the Washington Blade reports:

HuelskampThe legislation has two parts. The first states that the religious and moral beliefs of service members and military chaplains concerning human sexuality won’t be the basis of adverse personnel action or discrimination in the armed forces. The section section states chaplains may not be forced to perform a rite that is contradictory to their religious teachings, which would include same-sex marriages.

The second section states that a military base can’t be used for any marriage or marriage-like ceremony other than the union of one man, one woman.

Huelskamp is known for pushing anti-gay legislation in the House. Last year, on the same day that President Obama endorsed marriage equality, Huelskamp amended major funding legislation on the House floor to reaffirm the Defense of Marriage Act.

Huelskamp's bill has six co-sponsors: Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Steve King (R-Iowa), Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)

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  1. My My! (clutching pearls), he has certainly taken a wide stance on this topic! Please pass the Allfruit.

    Posted by: kodiak | Mar 5, 2013 1:34:42 AM

  2. Andrew + UFFDA = same poster guys.
    Pass it on.

    I've been on to them for a bit now.

    Posted by: Gio | Mar 5, 2013 2:29:00 AM

  3. @ Andrew (and UFFDA. I don't know if you are indeed the same poster as others have suggested)

    But why do you turn every anti gay related news story and reverse it to somehow blame gay people. This is a story about an anti gay heterosexual man, and you've turned it into a "I bet some liberal gays..." you've also in the past requested we not talk about homophobic public figures, and in extreme cases of homophobia (like anti gay hate crimes) you've somehow again turned the tables into blaming sectors of the gay community. Will either of you resolve your issues with the gay community or will you continue to pretend they don't exist?
    Just sincerely curious.

    Posted by: Duration & Convexity | Mar 5, 2013 2:31:23 AM

  4. when doma is overturned, what will he do then?

    Posted by: Lukefromcanada | Mar 5, 2013 6:31:14 AM

  5. I read the "champlains exception" again and again, and frankly i don't understand that.
    Champlains are part of a religion if that religion doesn't accept gay marriage, why the champlains have to do anything at all.
    Protecting them of having to conduct gay marriages is a little redundant

    Posted by: jjose712 | Mar 5, 2013 6:33:22 AM

  6. But they cannot pass any real, sensible legislation while they dicker with bullllllshit!

    Posted by: billmiller | Mar 5, 2013 8:03:01 AM

  7. Is there just no way to undo Gerrymandered districts? Perhaps I'm concerned about the wrong thing. As the nation evolves these asshats stick out like glow in the dark disco balls.

    Posted by: DC Arnold | Mar 5, 2013 8:31:02 AM

  8. Andrew - and your sockpuppet troll avatars - i know you're not terribly bright and troll because you have no life to speak of, but just to make one more day in your Closet a little bit sadder, I'll point out why you're a complete idiot:


    If one has a brain that is capable of intelligent discernment, they would see that it's not a case of "different opinions" but about their ability to raise a child in a loving environment. Being anti-gay does not mean your children, biological or adopted, will be straight. SO, an unrepentant anti-gay bigot who adopts children is making it clear that they will not be capable of raising a child in a home environment conducive to an open and compassionate freedom to Be Who You Are.

    Wait, what am I saying? You, oh Trolly One, know exactly what it's like to be raised by anti-gay bigots, right?

    It's very simple - being an "abuser"? Yes - one who raises potentially-gay children in an anti-gay household. Either damaging the potentially-gay kids, or creating a new generation of anti-gay bigots, who will torment their peers.

    So that's why you're a complete idiot, Andrew, and why UFFDA, your alias puppet buddy, can join you in driving off a cliff.


    you're welcome for this moment of education.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 5, 2013 10:14:48 AM

  9. Re: "and Protect Anti-Gay Service Members"

    "Protect" them ... from WHAT, exactly? Are they in danger because of other people being treated equally before the law???

    Posted by: George | Mar 5, 2013 11:50:59 AM

  10. hmmm. I smell an "issue".

    Posted by: steven | Mar 7, 2013 6:43:11 AM

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