WASHINGTON — Though the House version of the Defense Authorization bill includes two anti-gay provisions, the Democratic-led Senate has rejected the Republican-led House’s provisions.
Missing from the Senate’s version of the NDAA were a provision allowing for chaplains and other service members to opt out of ministering to service members who are gay or perceived as gay if it violates their religious beliefs. A second provision would bar same-sex union ceremonies from taking place on military grounds, ceremonies already being allowed by military brass, according to OutServe-SLDN.
The House and Senate will now have to reconcile the two versions of the bill in a conference committee before it can pass.
- Shaun T and husband announce birth of twin boys by Mariah Cooper | posted on November 22, 2017
- New Museum of the Bible offers no mention of LGBT issues and scripture by Joey DiGuglielmo | posted on November 22, 2017
- Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ introduces LGBT superhero Karolina Dean by Mariah Cooper | posted on November 22, 2017
- Scientists say glitter is bad for the environment and should be banned by Mariah Cooper | posted on November 22, 2017
- QUEERY: Rob Scheer by Joey DiGuglielmo | posted on November 22, 2017