Stop Trying to Ban Same-Sex Weddings in Military Facilities
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Stop Trying to Ban Same-Sex Weddings in Military Facilities

    1. Gay Marriage USA
    2. Petition by

      Gay Marriage USA

      New York, NY

DON'T ASK DONT TELL - It's Over!

"Dont Ask, Don't Tell" has been repealed and same-sex marriage is LEGAL in multiple states around the USA. In September 2011 the Department of Defense indicated that military chaplain would be permitted to officiate same-sex marriages in military facilities if they wished to. Now Republicans in Congress want to end that possibility by tacking the following provision into the National Defense Authorization Act: "military bases may not be used to officiate, solemnize, a marriage, or marriage like ceremony that is not between a man and a woman."

PENTAGON GUIDANCE ON SAME-SEX WEDDINGS IN MILITARY FACILITIES

The Sept. 30 2011 guidelines provided by the Pentagon are:

"A military chaplain may participate in or officiate any private ceremony, whether on or off a military installation, provided that the ceremony is not prohibited by applicable state and local law. Further, a chaplain is not required to participate in or officiate a private ceremony if doing so would be in variance with the tenets of his or her religion or personal beliefs. Finally, a military chaplain's participation in a private ceremony does not constitute an endorsement of the ceremony by Department of Defense."

REPUBLICANS: STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST LGBT SERVICE MEN & WOMEN

Please sign this petition to tell Republicans in Congress to STOP discriminating against American LGBT service men and women. These people SERVE OUR NATION and they DESERVE OUR RESPECT. If they reside in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, they should be allowed to MARRY in a military facility if they wish to.

SOURCES

5/17/12: "House Republicans vs. Gay Troops" http://bit.ly/JvUEFR

5/18/12: "House Republicans Add Gay Marriage Measure to Defense Bill" http://bit.ly/JDye7p

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    • MATTHEW STRAZZZULA BOSTON, MA
      • about 2 years ago

      THEY R DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF US ALL

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    • samantha nickens BUMPUS MILLS, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      i have been with my gf for 7 yrs and i believe no matter who,what and where that anyone and everyone should be treated equally because i thought Gods word was treat one as u would want to be treated!!

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    • Robert Cotterman SUMTER, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this because I am in love with a transgendered (preop). I love her with all my heart and will do anything in my power to protect her. I am PFC in the SCARNG, and trying to bring my love over here to be with me.

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    • Kris Rieck SALEM, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Same sex-loving soldiers can die or be maimed to protect our country's strategic interests, but then they can't even get married in those states that allow it? What we need are laws that allow us to arrest people who spout off prejudicial rhetoric... but would that spell the demise of the Republican party?

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    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Repukelicans need to ALL BE KICKED OUT!

      Don't stay at home! VOTE! Get out and VOTE and GET RID OF ALL REPUKELICANS IN CONGRESS! The Tea-baggers are definitely trying to turn this country into a Theocracy, against all the wishes of the people and the Founding Fathers and Mothers. Tell ALL your friends to VOTE! This is URGENT! We can't let this sort of thing continue. It is up to our VOTES!!!

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