Family Research Council

Bonus--or Bogus? You Decide.


By Tony Perkins
September 17, 2013

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For our troops, marriage is becoming the biggest battlefield. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the Pentagon, taxpayers are giving gay service members quite a wedding gift! According to the Defense Department, homosexual troops are getting some extra incentives to get hitched--including 10 days of bonus leave! The AP says gay and lesbian military members will get as many as two weeks of extra vacation time to travel to states that allow same-sex "marriage." Meanwhile, the Defense Department said it "remains committed to ensuring that all men and women who service in the U.S. military... are treated fairly." If that were true, heterosexual couples would be getting the same benefits! See, this special, taxpayer-funded leave isn't just expensive--it's discriminatory! According to the Pentagon, heterosexual couples aren't eligible. How's that for "equality?" The administration says this perk "level[s] the playing field between opposite-sex and same-sex couples." But when it comes to extra vacation days, the only thing the military is taking leave of is their senses!

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