Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3298Primary Sponsor: FairType of Legislation: HRSubject: Homosexuals in militaryDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930210Computer Document Number: BBM/10152JM.93Introduced Date: 19930128Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930210Last History Type: AdoptedScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Fair Felder Klauber KeeganType of Legislation: House Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3298 House 19930210 Adopted 3298 House 19930204 Committee Report: Favorable 24 3298 House 19930128 Introduced, referred to 24 CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
February 4, 1993
Introduced by REPS. Fair, Felder, Klauber and Keegan
S. Printed 2/4/93--H.
Read the first time January 28, 1993.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 3298), imploring Congress to resist all efforts to change the long-standing policy of the armed services regarding homosexuals, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
DEWITT WILLIAMS, for Committee.
IMPLORING CONGRESS TO RESIST ALL EFFORTS TO CHANGE THE LONG-STANDING POLICY OF THE ARMED SERVICES REGARDING HOMOSEXUALS AND HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY.
Whereas, for approximately fifty years the armed services of the United States have banned from service those who are admittedly homosexual and openly engage in homosexual activity while in military service; and
Whereas, this policy has been upheld by successive administrations of Democrats and Republicans alike; and
Whereas, the policy has also been supported by the American public and should be continued because it maintains morale and the discipline necessary to keep this country's armed forces fully prepared for their work and clearly focused on their purpose; and
Whereas, any change in this policy should be resisted as strongly as possible. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, implores Congress to resist all efforts to change the long-standing policy of the armed services regarding homosexuals and homosexual activity.
Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States Senate; the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; the Honorable Sam Nunn, United States Senator from Georgia; the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and all eight members of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation; all at Washington, D.C.