A conservative military watchdog believes Oklahoma might face some problems from the Obama administration if it passes a measure banning homosexuals from serving in the state’s National Guard.
OneNewsNow has already reported that Republican State Representative Mike Reynolds intends to introduce an amendment that would require members of the Oklahoma National Guard to meet the federal eligibility requirements that were in effect on January 1, 2009. At that time, homosexuals were ineligible to serve openly in the military.
But working together, President Barack Obama and the lame-duck 111th Congress officially lifted the federal ban on “gays” in the military last year. The repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy took effect officially in September.
Reynolds argues the state is allowed to set its own standards for National Guard service and is not obligated to follow the guidelines of the rest of the U.S. military. Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), says he has a point.
Source: One News Now | Chad Groening