Well Certainly Not the Troops That Don’t Live Their Lives the Way Conservatives Say They Should Lead Their Lives
Look in any dictionary for a description of the word “hypocrisy” and the dominant illustration will be “conservatism”. Case in point is the fact that Republican states are blocking marital benefits for National Guard troops.
Ben Sklar for The New York Times
While a majority of states ban same-sex marriages, most are not fighting the new policy. But Pentagon officials say that in addition to
have balked. Each has cited a conflict with state laws or constitutions that do
not recognize same-sex marriages. (A West Virginia official said, however, that the state
intended to follow the directive.) West
Of course the argument that state laws trump federal law has been fought and decided, see War, Civil. See Constitution, American.
But nothing stands in the way of conservatism animosity for gay and lesbian couples, nothing, not even the fact that while these state governments will fight against benefits the members of their National Guard are entitled to, when the first sign of trouble and danger rears its head the National Guard will get the call.