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The Defense Bill’s Anti-LGBT Poison Pill

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Ian S. Thompson,
Senior Legislative Advocate,
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October 18, 2016

This piece originally ran in The Hill.

One of the biggest and most consequential bills on the congressional agenda for the lame duck will be final consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense spending bill. An anti-LGBT provision, which in reality is a poison pill, included in the House version of the defense bill is creating complications in reaching final agreement on the legislation. If it is not removed from the final version of the bill, members should oppose the legislation and take a stand for LGBT rights and equality.

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