Defense Budget Advances With Watered-Down 'License To Bully' Provision

From ThinkProgress Tue Dec 18 2012, 17:44:09

As expected, the defense budget bill has advanced out of conference with a watered-down version of Rep. Todd Akin's (R-MO) "license to bully" amendment, which protects anti-gay servicemembers from discipline. According to the Washington Blade, the new version of the "conscience protections" clarifies that actions and speech can still be disciplined, but anti-gay beliefs themselves [...]

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