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PANETTA IS SELLING THE TROOPS OUT FOR POLITICAL GAIN!!!
IF THE QUESTION IS THE REASON WE CAN'T SUPPORT THE MILITARY CAUSE AND TROOPS, WHY ISN'T CONGRESS TAKING A PAY CUT??

GAYS DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO BE LEGALLY MARRIED LIKE HETERO COUPLES TO RECEIVE BENEFITS AND ACE S/S TO THE BASES????


Panetta Gives Troops the Benefits of the Doubt


Before Secretary Leon Panetta officially leaves his job, the Defense Department is expected to announce a few parting gifts for the troops' same-sex partners. Now that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is history, the military is acting as if the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is as well. Since September 2011, when the policy was formally lifted, homosexuals have demanded a laundry list of perks for their significant others--just as we predicted. Although the policy hasn't been formally announced, the new privileges are expected to include access to military bases, commissaries and family services, joint-duty assignments, and military ID cards for gay and lesbian partners--regardless of whether their state recognizes same-sex "marriage." Of course, this is all in direct defiance of the Pentagon's own assurances that open homosexuality in the military wouldn't affect its benefits policy. In its own report, the DOD makes it clear: "Members of the U.S. military are eligible for and receive a wide array of benefits and support resources, both for themselves and their families. Given current law, particularly the Defense of Marriage Act, there are a number of those benefits that cannot legally be extended to gay and lesbian service members and their same-sex partners, even if they are lawfully married in a state that permits same-sex 'marriage.' The Pentagon argues it can now extend these privileges without violating DOMA, but the reality is that the law specifically defines "spouse" as "a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife."

These proposed changes are a blatant attempt to force taxpayers to sanction and finance a relationship that 82% of states and 100% of the federal government don't recognize. And while the military is promising more benefits than ever, homosexual activists still aren't satisfied. When the news broke, gay groups were immediately pushing for a more radical agenda--like a military-specific nondiscrimination policy and open transgender service.
 
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