Skip to comments.Sen. Boxer Compares U.S. to Iran, North Korea and Pakistan Over Military Ban on Homosexuality
Posted on 11/18/2010 3:43:08 PM PST by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) - During a news conference on Thursday pushing for repeal of the law that bans homosexuals from serving in the military, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) compared the United States with Iran, North Korea and Pakistan.
According to Boxer, the United States is similar to those regimes because of a federal law (10, USC 654) that does not allow homosexuals to join the U.S armed forces.
We now stand with this rule with countries like Iran, North Korea and Pakistan in banning gays and lesbians from military service, said Boxer. Our brave young men and women fight alongside allies like Australia, the United Kingdom and others who allow gays and lesbians to serve openly. Lets not stand with Pakistan and with North Korea and Iran.
The law in question, as CNSNews.com reported previously, is Title 10, U.S. Code Subsection 654. This law states: The prohibition against homosexual conduct is a long-standing element of military law that continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service.
It also says that a member of the armed forces shall be separated from the armed forces if one or more of the following findings is made and approved in accordance with procedures set forth in such regulations.
These include: That the member has engaged in, attempted to engage in, or solicited another to engage in a homosexual act or acts ...
That the member has stated that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect
That the member has married or attempted to marry a person known to be of the same biological sex.
Boxer appeared alongside Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats and who is a prime sponsor of the measure to repeal Title 10, USC 654, which is attached to a Defense authorization bill that passed in the House of Representatives but has yet to pass in the Senate.
President Barack Obama is pressuring Congress to repeal the law in the final weeks of the 111th Congress and before the Republican-dominated House of Representatives comes into power next year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has stated that he will bring the measure to the floor after Thanksgiving.
Homosexuals should take their agenda and crawl back into the sewer.
I need an advil.
Gag. I sure wish we could have gotten her out of the Senate. What a moron.
As we all know, homosexuals are NOT banned from serving in the military. They are banned from being openly gay there.
Senator Boxer is a jackass but we knew that.
It is so sad that this ignorant cow was reelected. Now she will be even more insufferable.
Once again, thanks dumbasses.
Homosexuals are trying so hard to get into the military, I say draft all of them and put them on the front lines. Then watch them try to wiggle out of it.
Thanks, California. Six more years of this idiot woman.
And people wonder why I left.
Make them all go into a unit of their own and put them on the front lines.
Make them all IED detectors....
“I need an advil.”
California needs a giant bong full of medical marijuana. We need to alter our reality.
I guess she is too dumb to realize that she has been a member of the MAJORITY PARTY for four years. They were able to pass husseincare, they could have gotten rid of DADT also.
How do you say ‘dumbass’ in spanish?
Sigh. They re-elect the miserable harpy and now we all have to listen to her for six more years...
Boxer voters: she thinks you’re stupid; you proved her right at the polls.
Ah yes, just the other day I remarked to my wife that the stoning of adulterous women and slaughter of monks here in Roseburg was getting out of hand. Hyperbole and heated rhetoric fit the drama queens of San Francisco.
You darned betcha. We can stop this screaming about wanting in the military by making it mandatory.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
This woman has all the intelligence of freshly crapped stools.
It's the same as it is in English - "Joe Biden". He's international, that way.
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