ACLU Letter of Opposition to Fleming and Jones Amendments to FY14 NDAA

June 10, 2013

Available for download is letter recommending members of the House Armed Services Committee vote NO on two amendments:  the Fleming amendment, which would only permit the military to deny a request to accommodate religion if doing so would actually harm good order and discipline and could lead to claims of a right to discriminate against LGBT members, women, and religious minorities; and the Jones Amendment, which would permit military chaplains to engage in sectarian prayer at non-voluntary events and thus would force service members of diverse faiths to participate in these sectarian prayers.  Both amendments were adopted by the committee.

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