Panetta Grants Special Benefits for Gays in Military

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has unilaterally issued a directive stating that the U.S. military will now extend certain benefits to unmarried domestic partners that were formerly reserved for married couples—but will only do so if the domestic partners certify in writing to the Department of Defense that they are of the same sex.

Heterosexual unmarried partners do not qualify for the benefits—and thus are treated unequally by Panetta’s directive on the basis of their “sexual orientation.” Panetta’s memorandum included a copy of the “declaration” by which homosexual service members attest that they are in a “committed relationship.”

Panetta issued his directive to the secretaries of the military departments saying it was at the direction of the president.

Isaiah 5:20

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!