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The Obama administration "strongly objects" to provisions in a House defense authorization bill that would prohibit the use of military property for same-sex "marriage or marriage-like" ceremonies, and protect military chaplains from negative repercussions for refusing to act against their consciences, as, for example, in being ordered to perform a same-sex marriage ceremony.
In a policy statement released Wednesday, the White House Office of Management and Budget outlined numerous objections to aspects of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4310).
The bill was reported out of the House Armed Services Committee last week and is set to be debated in the House, beginning Wednesday. (See related story) Overall, it recommends that President Obama veto H.R. 4310 if its cumulative effects "impede the ability of the Administration to execute the new defense strategy and to properly direct scarce resources."
Originally posted by timetothink
Why does the administration keep using the NDAA to pass these political footballs around and especially so close to a big election.....there is more at play here and the LGBT voters are the pawns imo.
Originally posted by stanguilles7
Actually, it's a GOP-sponsored House Bill (Section 536 of H.R. 4310) for 2013 the White House is threatening to Veto. They have not 'passed' it. I would think, if you were reading it, as you say you were, you would be aware of that.
Overall, it recommends that President Obama veto H.R. 4310 if its cumulative effects “impede the ability of the Administration to execute the new defense strategy and to properly direct scarce resources.” The veto warning is not specifically linked to the two provisions dealing with marriage, but they are listed among parts of the bill which the administration finds objectionable.
The House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 4310 on May 9 by a 56-5 bipartisan vote, the only nays coming from Democratic Reps. Chellie Pingree (Me.), John Garamendi (Calif.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), Hank Johnson (Ga.) and Jackie Speier (Calif.).