Military Law

Posted: June 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

For all of you who didn’t know it, and maybe are even considering joining, let me tell you about what the military calls the “Uniform Code of Military Justice.” (UCMJ) This is Military Law, and it is much more restrictive, and often absurd. A fitting example would be Article 134, under which servicemembers can be prosecuted for adultrey, and here are the guidelines for it:

be proven to have committed a physical act

one or both parties to the act were married at the time to another person and

that the act of adultery had a negative impact on the military such as fraternization between officers and enlisted or other such conduct unbecoming an officer.

Pretty crazy, huh? Not as crazy as Article 125 of the UCMJ, banning Sodomy:

a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.

(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

Military =/= Freedom


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