Claire McCaskill on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Oct 16, 2012

Summary

Senator McCaskill was a co-sponsor of the legislation to repeal the "Don't ask, Don't tell" law. Other than that, we have not been able to find definitive information on Senator McCaskill's view on this matter. In May of 2011, Senator McCaskill voted against a law that would require one state to recognize the second amendment rights of another state. She remarked that if the law had passed, it would open the door for marriage to apply in all states as the result of one state legalizing it. However, it is not known if her intent was to note that this was why she voted against the law, or if that would be a beneficial side effect of the law. Additionally, most of the sources from that story no longer exist.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-S 4023; Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

Provides for repeal of the current Department of Defense (DOD) policy concerning homosexuality in the Armed Forces, to be effective 60 days after the Secretary of Defense has received DOD's comprehensive review on the implementation of such repeal, and the President, Secretary, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) certify to the congressional defense committees that they have considered the report and proposed plan of action, that DOD has prepared the necessary policies and regulations to exercise the discretion provided by such repeal, and that implementation of such policies and regulations is consistent with the standards of military readiness and effectiveness, unit cohesion, and military recruiting and retention. Provides that, until such time as the above conditions are met, the current policy shall remain in effect.

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