Skip to comments.House Armed Services vote bans gay marriage on military bases
Posted on 05/10/2012 10:16:25 AM PDT by ColdOne
On the same day that President Obama threw the weight of the White House in support of gay marriage, defense lawmakers in the House banned the practice from taking place on U.S. military bases.
Members of the House Armed Services committee voted to include the measure by Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.) into the panel's version of the fiscal 2013 defense authorization bill late Wednesday night.
The measure, which prevents "marriage or marriage-like ceremonies" between same-sex couples from taking place at American military bases, was approved by a 37 to 24 vote along party lines.
Republican panel members also approved language to protect military personnel from reprisals for expressing "their moral principles and religious beliefs... concerning the appropriate and inappropriate expression of human sexuality."
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