Dead legislation that would have banned same-sex "marriage or marriage-like" ceremonies at military facilities. Also would have ensured that military chaplains do not have to preside over same sex marriages or any other rite that they object to. Since the repeal of the 18-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, in 2011, gay and lesbian service members have been able to serve openly. The Pentagon has permitted military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where the bases are located.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
House Committee on Armed ServicesMilitary PersonnelIntroducedFebruary 28th, 2013
- house Committees
What is it?
Impacts gays and lesbians serving in the U.S. armed forces, in addition to military chaplains.
A CBO cost estimate is not available at this time.