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Pentagon plans special bonus for same-sex marriages

Catholic World News - August 21, 2013

The US Department of Defense has announced plans to offer special marriage benefits to same-sex couples—exceeding the benefits currently offered to heterosexual couples.

The Pentagon has said that a member of the armed service will be given 7 days of paid leave to travel to a state that allows same-sex marriage. The benefit will be expanded to 10 days for those serving overseas. This benefit is not available to service members planning heterosexual weddings.

FRC Action, an affiliate of the Family Research Council, has urged American taxpayers to contact their representatives in Congress, calling for action to eliminate this special bonus.

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Aug. 22, 2013 2:00 PM ET USA

    Being a retired military, this is the worst bit of discrimination recently shown by the Pentagon. Besides a waste of tax payer funds to encourage this, all those wanting to be married to the opposite sex are paying a penalty of discrimination to satisfy the homosexual agenda. These continued attacks will destroy the military and make us vulnerable to our enemies.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Aug. 21, 2013 6:17 PM ET USA

    This is a clear violation of the fourteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but who cares about equal protection and rights when we are kowtowing to the culture?

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