Good news! According to the Family Research Council, the legalization of sodomy and bestiality in the military is gone from final version of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Last Thursday, December 1, by a 93:7 bipartisan majority vote, the U.S. Senate passed a bill — S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 — which many believe to authorize the U.S. President to have the military arrest and detain U.S. citizens without charge or trial. The critical portion of S. 1867 which does that are Sections 1031-1032.
Amendments proposed by Republican (Rand Paul) and Democratic senators (Mark Udall, Diane Feinstein) which sought to insert language into the bill, limiting the President’s carte blanche authority over U.S. citizens, were rejected.
That is bad enough.
Receiving no notice by the media is another section in S. 1867 which, in the name of abolishing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, effectively legalizes sodomy and bestiality in the United States military.
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Under S. 1867’s Subtitle E – Military Justice and Legal Matters Generally (which begins on p. 131 of the pdf version of S. 1867), is Sec. 551: “Reform of Offenses Relating to Rape Sexual Assault, and Other Sexual Misconduct Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.” Sec. 551 (d) reads (p. 147 of the pdf document):
Repeal of Sodomy Article – Section 925 of such title (article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) is repealed.
The legal definition of “repeal” is to annul or abrogate a previously existing statute by the enactment of a later law that revokes the former law. To “annul” is to abolish, discontinue, extinguish, invalidate.
This is what Art. 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice says:
925. ART. 125. SODOMY
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
There you have it.
The august United States Senate says it’s now okay for members of the U.S. Armed Services to bugger another person and to have sex with animals.
H/t CNS News and beloved fellows Tina and May.
It should be noted that the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, HR 1540, contains no such repeal of the UCMJ’s Art. 125.
You can see for yourself by clicking here and scroll to HR 1540’s Subtitle D – Military Justice and Legal Matters, which begins on page 178.
In other words, the legalization of sodomy and bestiality in the U.S. military is solely the work of the Democrats-dominant Senate.