Senate Passes Bill That Repeals Sodomy Laws in Uniform Military Code of Justice-Truth! But Removed From Final Bill!
Summary of eRumor:
A forwarded email that contains an article that says that the U.S. Senate unanimously approved S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act, which has a provision that repeals Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This is the part of military law that defines and bans sodomy.
The U.S. Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 1867 on December 1, 2011 by of vote of 93 to 7. There was a provision in the bill that repealed Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice on page 174 of the bill. It said, “REPEAL OF SODOMY ARTICLE.—Section 925 of such title (article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice) is repealed.”
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 is a 565 page long and confusing bill, which was sent to a conference committee to work out the differences between the Senate bill S. 1867 and the House Bill, HR-1540 before presenting it to the President for the final step in the legislative process. That final version of the bill does not contain the repeal of Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Text and status of the bill can be found at the Thomas Library of Congress web site: Click for HR-1540
Another rumor about this bill has been circulating the Internet alleging that it ends the Bill of Rights for citizens in the U.S. Click here for our findings.