Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gay Soldiers Battle American Society via Marriage

Once again demonstrating that there's no end to the Gay Agenda, immediately after homosexualists compromised America's military on Don't Ask, Don't Tell, they turned their sights to the next target -- the family.

Soldiers sue DOMA to end traditional marriage in America

For background, read Gay Military Offense Against Defense of Marriage (DOMA) and also read Military Chaplains Defy 'Gay Marriage' Directive as well as Congress Duped on Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal

UPDATE 6/25/12: Navy Chaplain Performs First Same Sex Union On Military Base

UPDATE 6/6/12: Army Chaplain Performs First-Ever Military Same-Sex Nuptial Ceremony in Chapel at Fort Polk in La.

UPDATE 5/19/12: No Freedom of Religion for Chaplains, Say Obama & Dems

UPDATE 3/18/12: Obama DOJ wants all federal monetary benefits of marriage for military homosexuals

UPDATE 2/20/12: Homosexualists demand further advances in military

UPDATE 2/17/12: Obama DOJ Won't Defend Military Against Suit to Force Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

-- From "Gay and lesbian service members sue government" by Jay Lindsay, Associated Press Writer 10/27/11

A group of gay active and retired military personnel who are married sued the federal government Thursday for the same benefits as straight military couples, arguing it's a matter of justice and national security.

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston says the government's Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] violates their constitutional rights and asks the military to recognize their marriages and provide spousal benefits.

Under the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Pentagon is required to ignore same-sex marriages, which are legal in six states and Washington D.C. and were legal for a time in California.

Elaine Donnelly, president Center for Military Readiness, which opposed the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," said Thursday's lawsuit is an attempt to impose throughout the military a definition of marriage that's accepted in just a handful of states.

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From "Gay troops to file suit challenging Defense of Marriage Act" by Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post 10/26/11

Lawyers [filed the suit] in federal district court in Boston, the same court that ruled last year that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes with a state’s right to define marriage. That decision is being appealed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.

Massachusetts Army National Guard Maj. Shannon McLaughlin, 41, and her wife, Casey, 34, are serving as lead plaintiffs in the suit, which includes five other troops and two career Army and Navy veterans.

Dozens of legal challenges to DOMA are making their way through federal courts, but gay rights’ legal advocates have said they do not anticipate a Supreme Court decision on the issue until 2013.

Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Lainez said Wednesday that officials were “engaged in a careful and deliberate review” of whether some benefits can be extended to same-sex partners.

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From "Gay Military Members Sue to Repeal DOMA" by Brittany Smith, Christian Post Contributor 10/27/11

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) announced the filing of the federal litigation Thursday. The group is suing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, on behalf of current and former service members.

Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, told The Christian Post today she’s not surprised by the lawsuit because the Department of Defense’s authorization of military chaplains to perform same-sex ceremonies last month was essentially “an invitation to litigation.” The current administration “wants to eliminate DOMA using the military as a battering ram,” she said.

Donnelly says the lawsuit will create problems across state lines. People are going to have to ask, are “marriage benefits only extended to couples in states like Massachusetts with [gay marriage] legislation? What happens when couples move to other states where the traditional definition of marriage applies?”

Daniel Blomberg, litigation staff council for the Alliance Defense Fund, says what the case is really about is “social engineering.” He says it sends a message that men and women are fundamentally interchangeable.

He also said, if passed, the lawsuit will create problems for military chaplains.

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It's all about this: 'Gay Rights' Winning, Loss of Religious Liberty Documented - Washington Post writer demonstrates it's a "zero sum" game: Winning homosexual 'rights' means Christians must lose freedom of religion.