Defending traditional marriage is not only considered as a civil and moral issue. Center for Military Readiness president Elaine Donnelly supported President Bushs stance on homosexual marriage and raised the issue as a matter of national security saying that once homosexual marriage is legalized, it is possible that the U.S. militarys current policy and practice could be challenged by the homosexuals.
"The ruling from Massachusetts makes it clear to the president that there really is no choice -- this is an important issue. It's something the courts should not be allowed to decide," Donnelly says. "The president does not sign a Constitutional amendment, of course, but he certainly can encourage it to be passed."
Donnelly expressed her wish over any court challenge against the armed forces to be ruled in the U.S. militarys favor but she said looking at what is happening after the marriage licenses were issued to the gay couples, the future of the U.S. armed forces seem definitely insecure.
"It's frightening to see judges and city officials defying the law. It creates a critical situation, so I commend the president for taking a serious step," Donnelly says.
Donnelly noted how Pentagon officials are concerned about future national security as the homosexuals take more radical action to fight for their rights since presently the gays are excluded from the military under the law. "That would be a blow to national security," she says.
According to Agape Press, homosexual exclusion statute was passed by both houses of Congress with veto-proof, bi-partisan majorities, and clearly states, "The prohibition against homosexual conduct is a long-standing element of military law that continues to be necessary in the unique circumstances of military service." The law also notes that the military must maintain policies that exclude all personnel whose presence "would create an unacceptable risk to the armed forces' high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability."