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Rep. Todd Akin Adds Anti-Gay Provision to Defense Bill Allowing Homophobic Harassment, Religious Discrimination

House Republicans working to finalize Pentagon budget legislation are considering an anti-gay provision added by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), two LGBT advocates tell the Washington Blade's Chris Johnson:

DadtUnder the language, the U.S. military would have to “accommodate the conscience and sincerely held moral principles and religious beliefs of the members of the Armed Forces concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality” and may not use these beliefs as the basis of any adverse personnel action or discrimination. Additionally, it would prohibit the U.S. military from taking action against military chaplains who decline to serve a particular service member based on religious beliefs.

This language has been understood to mean service members could actively harass their fellow comrades for their perceived or actual sexual orientation without fear of reprisal. Additionally, it has been understood to mean that chaplains would have free rein to discriminate against service members on any basis — including religion, gender, sexual orientation, race or any other characteristic — simply by saying serving them is contrary to their beliefs.

The "conscience protection" language is supposedly "very much in play" for the bill's final version.

Claire McCaskill Defeats Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin, Wins Re-election to Missouri Senate Seat


Senator Claire McCaskill is the projected winner of the Missouri race for U.S. Senate, defeating Rep. Todd Akin, whose August statement - “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” - put a national focus on women's rights.

Tina Fey Rips Todd Akin, 'Grey Faced Men with $2 Haircuts' Telling Women What Rape Is: VIDEO


Tina Fey blasted Rep. Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Republicans like them at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala, Think Progress reports:

“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues, but it seems like we can’t, right now. And if I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a two dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm gonna lose my mind. I watch these guys, and I'm like, 'What is happening? Am I a secretary on Mad Men?'"


In related news on Todd Akin:

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — who came under fire after asserting that “legitimate rapes” don’t often result in pregnancy — was arrested multiple times in the 1980s for protesting outside of abortion clinics in St. Louis. Between 1985 and 1987, Akin worked with other anti-choice activists to physically block women’s access to reproductive health clinics in the city, during what RH Reality Check describes as a “hotbed of anti-choice violence and harassment” in St. Louis. At that time, Akin went by his given first name, William, rather than the middle name he currently uses.

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Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill to a Dog: AUDIO

AkinMissouri "legitimate rape" Republican Todd Akin compared his opponent Claire McCaskill to a dog over the weekend.

Said Akin, at a fundraiser attended by Mike Huckabee: “She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, you know, ‘fetch.’ She goes to Washington, D.C., and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies, and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”

Providing the Nth example of what Republicans think about women.


UPDATE: Akin adviser Rick Tyler doubled down on the comments today, tweeting, "If Claire McCaskill were a dog, she'd be a 'Bullshitsu'."

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Pro-Life Rape Survivors Rip Todd Akin in New Ads for Claire McCaskill: VIDEO


Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is determined not to let the public forget about her opponent Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remarks and has released three devastating new ads featuring rape survivors, two of whom identify as "pro-life".

Watch them, AFTER THE JUMP...

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AT IT AGAIN: Todd Akin thinks President Obama apologized to Libyan protesters and dislikes America.

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