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US: Christian group says leave to allow gay soldiers to marry discriminates against straight people

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  1. Well make same sex marriage legal everywhere and the problem goes away. Now if only AFA would also go away

  2. Discrimination against the majority – what utter cobblers – Ban all organised Superstitions – they are single handedly holding back humanity, with their lies blamed on a non existent deity.

  3. I’m delighted that this is happening, but I don’t u set stand why it takes ten days. The Pentagon is talking about the USA and I don’t think anywhere is the USA is a ten- day round trip from anywhere else.

    1. HadenoughBS 19 Aug 2013, 6:46pm

      First, kudos to the Pentagon for implementing this new marriage equality policy. Second, the FRC is a heinous anti-gay homophobic organization here in the US and deserves all the derision it receives. Third, and to your comment, it’s not just the travel time to-and-from a location covered by the ten (10) day period. It’s also includes the time between getting a marriage license and the actual wedding. Times differ from locale to locale. For instance, in Washington, DC, after both parties appear in person to apply for the marriage license, they then have to wait three (3) more business days before they can get married, e.g., apply for license on Monday, wait Tuesday through Thursday, and then get married on Friday. So, I think the Pentagon is erring on the side of caution to make sure the service member and his/her intended have time to travel to the city where they intend to get married, get their license, have the ceremony and then travel back to the service member’s base.

    2. I suspect it is a recognition that heretofore same sex couples haven’t had the opportunity to wed.

      Straight couple have had YEARS, the whole if their relationship in fact. They have had the chance to do it during previous leaves, before entering the service, etc

      Meanwhile you have gay couples who have been together just as long, potentially decades. But they are being denied benefits they have only very suddenly recieved. Some of these are incredibly important, like health benefits.

      So, it is in everyone’s interests for them to marry as soon as possible. At the same time, it is unfair to deny then a decent wedding/honeymoon etc, purely because this situation had arrived on them suddenly, with them having possibly having had to pass up dozens of appropriate opportunities in the past.

  4. Clutching at straws of hate – that makes a change. 8-|

  5. Derek Williams 19 Aug 2013, 6:48pm

    The Christian Lobby = Nasty Pieces of Work

  6. 1100! yes that is right !!00 reasons why LGBT military personnel would want to take leave and go to marry in another State where SSM is legal.

    Let’s see that is 1100 reasons you have never had to do this because you were never discriminated against. You were never denied Marriage or benefits pensions or equality. You don’t like feeling discriminated against? TOO BAD! you don’t like quit opposing SSM then it could be equal in all states, then the benefit you claim is discriminatory wouldn’t exist! get over it and your self proclaimed righteousness!

  7. Gene in L.A. 19 Aug 2013, 7:14pm

    AFA thinks that making everyone equal discriminates against them. It’s just that simple. If they can’t feel superior they feel inferior; there’s no middle-ground for them.

  8. johnny33308 19 Aug 2013, 7:30pm

    Ah….the old “I’m the victim” claim. We’re so sure that allowing everyone to have exactly the same rights infringes upon the rights of those who already have them. NOT! Disgusting evil bigots!

  9. These people must lead very sad and empty lives

  10. The Family Research Council has been designated as a “hate group” in the US for “make(ing) false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science.”

    1. GulliverUK 19 Aug 2013, 9:10pm

      I’d liken them to domestic terrorists.

  11. Daniel Nile 19 Aug 2013, 9:50pm

    What makes these people particularly pitiful is the fact that throughout the Islamic world, churches are destroyed, Christians are burned or stoned or knifed or imprisoned, and congregations for Christian worship are often outlawed… and all they can think about is that someone else’s sex life here in the West makes them feel discriminated against.

    A report last week concluded that religious people are less intelligent than the rest of society. They are certainly less moral, by the look of things.

    1. It’s our Puritan legacy here in the States: the horrible thought that someone, somewhere, might actually be enjoying themselves.

      Also, in the minds of the con artists at FRC, anything that recognizes the existence of gay people, and especially gay couples, discriminates against heterosexuals. They’ve gotten used to their privilege, and can’t stand the thought of losing it.

  12. As I understand discrimmination law, it would be LGBT people who are disadvantaged by states who do not recognise same sex marriage – so to allow them the equivalent time to marry is only meeting obligations under fair and equal anti discrimminatory laws

  13. I am reminded of people who complained that domestic partnership benefits were “discriminatory” towards straight people because gays could get them without marrying, whereas straights had to marry. The irony that this was because gays were not legally allowed to marry was lost on them.

  14. Everything is discriminative for these bigoted bastards as long as you are not a bible eater and a peado…..get a life you bunch of idiots…i think i will start a christians bashing because they are getting on m nerves now.

  15. They just don’t get it do they?

    The simple fact that straight couples can get married anywhere they like, therefore not having to travel out of state to do so completely goes over their heads.

    The easy solution would be to make same sex marriage legal in all states then the 10 days time to allow for same sex couples to travel to a certain state, register their intent, then get married would not be needed.

    But then again, why would these Christian idiots let things like facts get in the way.

    This is a good move by the Pentagon.

  16. It’s like they’re talking to themselves and nobody else is listening.

  17. For the opposition that are fighting this ‘extra leave’, there is a very simple way to fix this issue. Allow legally recognized GLBT marriages to take place in every state in the United States. Therefore the extra time will not be needed, and taxpayers will not be “paying for gay honeymoons”.

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