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Video: Rep. Steve King Wants to Ban Gay Marriages on Military Bases

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Rep. Steve King (R-IA), on Thursday, pushed for his 'DOMA Limitation' amendment, on the 2013 defense funding bill, which would prohibit same sex couples from having wedding ceremonies at military facilities (video below).

Speaking on the House floor, Rep. King said that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prohibited gay marriage ceromonies and he accused the Obama administration of trying to undermine “marriage between one man and one woman within our military ranks.”

Rep. King added: “The Defense of Marriage Act means this: Marriage means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ only refers to a member of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. Pretty simple statute being contravened by the President of the United States as exercised through the Secretary of Defense.”