Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin Orders National Guard To STOP Awarding Same Sex Couples Benefits
Republican Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (seen above with Rick Santorum) has ordered the Oklahoma National Guard to stop processing military benefits for same-sex couples joining Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana in refusing to obey orders from the Pentagon to grant same sex married soldiers spousal benefits.
Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the governor was following the wish of Oklahoma voters, who approved a constitutional amendment that prohibits giving benefits of marriage to gay couples.
Because of that prohibition, Weintz said the governor’s legal staff advised the Oklahoma National Guard not to process requests for benefits from gay couples
Another state militia in open rebellion against lawful orders from the military. Some would call this treason. Also while the GOP and Tea Party calls this a matter of “States Rights” they are wrong. Bush federalized the National Guard after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and federal control has not been relinquished.