Anti-Gay Legislators Try To Prevent Same-Sex Military Marriages — Again

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) has introduced a new bill (HR 3828) that would prevent military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages on military bases — even in states where such marriages would be valid. The bill attempts to affirm the rights of military chaplains not to perform such marriages (even though Pentagon policy already specifies as such), but then intentionally denies them the right to perform them at all. Huelskamp and others previously tried to derail the Defense Reauthorization Act with a similar provision.