House Republicans are apparently having a competition to see who can write the worst piece of legislation, and Todd Akin may have just taken the cake. From ThinkProgress:
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) is departing the House at the end of this year, but he’s trying to force some of his odious anti-gay rhetoric into law before he goes. Earlier this year, he proposed an amendment to the defense budget that would create a “license to bully” for military personnel, essentially guaranteeing that anybody who has a problem with LGBT people can’t be disciplined for it, even if they’re engaging in blatant discrimination or harassment.
Because obviously the ones under attack here are the True Christians™ and their right to be assholes.
It’s a good thing this fuckwad is done in a few weeks.