Sen. James Inhofe Addresses GOP’s Concerns About Bestiality

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) sought to assuage conservatives worried that the National Defense Authorization Act would lift the ban against bestiality in the military, telling a group at the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Monday that the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell allowed gays to “go in the military, go wide open, and use that for their agenda” but that bestiality had not been legalized. “When you go out and talk to people on the street, they’ll tell you, ‘Oh, they’ve legalized bestiality,’ … but that hasn’t changed,” he said. Last night, the House and Senate have reached a compromise on the that eliminated several anti-gay provisions but also removed a Senate amendment dropping anti-sodomy provisions from the Uniform Code of Military Justice.