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TX and MS National Guard violate pentagon orders

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/texas-national-guard-tells-members-seeking-same-sex-benefits-to-go-to-federal-bases/2013/09/03/4e783f8e-14c7-11e3-b220-2c950c7f3263_story.html

 

How should this be handled - sanctions against the states, firings of people directly involved, or does it need to go to court again to overturn their laws/amendments directly?  (note that none of the other states with similar conflicting laws or amendments are doing this, only Texas and Mississippi)

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 9:35 AM on Sep. 4, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I got nuthin. I'm just sitting here shaking my damn head.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:27 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • None of the above. They are trying to follow 2 different sets of laws that are completely different from each other. The National Guard is based by States and not Country like the Navy, Army, Air Force, etc. They are not refusing to allow it but rather sending people to what they believe are the correct agency to process the paperwork. I can see lawsuits in both states for this but I can also see lawsuits in the states that go the opposite. That State bases are issuing paperwork that Federal bases should be issuing. The two sides need to get together and work things out. Not talk about sanctions, firing, etc.

    This is something along the lines of legal marjuana. Some states allow it but the Federal government doesn't. If the states are sanctioned for this then they should be for marjuana as well.
    baconbits

    Answer by baconbits at 11:56 AM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • *Sigh.* Leave it to Texas and Mississippi.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 2:52 PM on Sep. 4, 2013

  • In the past, the federal government has not cracked down every single time a state and federal law contradict. If state law contradicts fed law but it's not something that affects national security or international relations, the fed govt may not might intervene at all. For example, In Nevada, certain counties have legalized prostitution, which does violate the fed law, but the fed govt has so far not enforced the doctrine of pre-emption in Nevada. Prostitution is illegal according to U.S. fed law, but under Nevada state law, counties with a population of less than 700,000 people can legally have legal brothels.
    But since the National Guard is not under fed control, the fed govt cannot tell MS or TX what they should do, or not do. So technically, MS nor TX really violated pentagon orders.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 12:19 AM on Sep. 5, 2013

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