Families & Children
August 14, 2013
"Fox & Friends" personality Anna Kooiman, often featured in sports or entertainment human interest stories, recently traveled to Camp Lejeune, NC, to talk with women who are training for combat duties with Navy Riverine Squadron 2.  These squadrons, which operate from small boats that patrol near shorelines or on rivers in war zones, historically have been designated all-male.  The Obama Administration suspended that policy . . . Read More

December 4, 2012

Check off another prediction about the consequences of LGBT law − a policy that imposes the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender agenda on America's military.  Same-sex marriages on military bases became all-but inevitable when Congress rushed to repeal the 1993 law regarding gays in the military in 2010, replacing it with LGBT law.    

On December 1, 2012, Brenda "Sue" Fulton exchanged marriage vows with her long-time partner, Penelope Dara Gnesin, in the Cadet Chapel of the U.S. Military Academy in New York.  The ceremony for Fulton and Gnesin, which followed a similar union of two lesbians on the previous weekend in West Point's cemetery chapel, ended with both "brides" (as they were called) exiting under a traditional arch of swords.

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October 10, 2002
During the congressional debate about Iraq and Saddam Hussein, sovereignty became a major issue. Some members suggested that America should defer to the United Nations in matters involving our military. Others said that strong alliances are important, but decisions regarding our armed forces must be made by accountable American officials. Global organizations, unaccountable bureaucrats, foreign commanders, and international courts should not be making policy for America’s military. The paramount issue of national sovereignty is central to the debate about an obscure treaty called the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. CEDAW was first proposed by then-President Jimmy Carter in 1980, and 170 nations have already approved it. The Convention languished in the Senate for 22 years for the same reasons that the controversial Equal Rights Amendment failed to achieve approval by the required three-fourths of the states. Among other things, ERA would have prohibited any law or regulation that exempts women from Selective Service and combat obligations on the same basis as men. . . Read More

This Day Last Year

Stealth Attack on Draft-Age Women

During the House Armed Services Committee's markup on the National Defense Authorization bill for 2014, committee members would not even consider legislation to preserve young women's exemption from Selective Service registration and a possible future draft.  CMR has prepared this Policy Analysis to explain why this was a dereliction of duty in Congress, the Pentagon, and in the White House:

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