Skip to comments.Navy Will Perform Same-Sex Marriages
Posted on 05/09/2011 2:37:20 PM PDT by YankeeReb
The military establishment, it appears, is willing to drag congressional Republicans kicking and screaming into the post-Don't Ask, Don't Tell era. The US Navy has authorized its chaplains to perform same-sex marriages on military bases in states that legally recognize such unions. That news came in a memo from the service's head chaplain (PDF), dated April 13:
Consistent with the tenets of his or her religious organization, a chaplain may officiate a same-sex, civil marriage: if it is conducted in accordance with a state that permits same-sex marriage or union; and if that chaplain is, according to the applicable state and local laws, otherwise fully certified to officiate that states marriages...if the base is located in a state where same-sex marriage is legal, then base facilities may normally be used to celebrate the marriage. This is true for purely religious services (e.g., a chaplain blessing a union) or a traditional wedding (e.g., a chaplain both blessing and conducting the ceremony).
The policy's unlikely to have a significant impact on gay or military communities: There's no naval base, for example, in Iowa, one of five states (along with the District of Columbia) that recognize same-sex marriages. And until the DADT repeal is certified by the Pentagon, no service members are likely to be hitching up at the Washington Navy Yard. Not only that, chaplains who disagree with gay marriage on theological grounds are under no obligation to perform the ceremonies, which shrinks the pool of willing wedding officiators to virtually nil.
But there's symbolic power in the policy changeenough to get a rise out of social conservatives.
(Excerpt) Read more at motherjones.com ...
Between this nonsense and the new policy allowing women to serve on subs, it ALMOST seems like this regime is out to destroy the military ... hmmmm
Repeated.....a fun thread a few down the listing. Good for those who were unable to see the first one though.
Is this really the America we want?
No and one day something will snap.
I don't see your point in describing any thread like this as fun.... What is your point?
And when a real secession movement starts "they" will wonder why. TIme to unhitch from this twisted wagon.
pass the barf bag...
Sorry, did a search and it didn’t come up....my bad.
No biggie. It needs to be known by everyone here. It is tragic what is happening.
As we were putting out to sea,
We spied a German warship.
The Captain paced the quarter-deck,
Parading in his corset.
"What ho!" we cried, "We'll sink your ship!"
And so we up and sinked her,
But the cabin boy was saved alive,
And buggered in the sphincter.
Cute. Suggest you mention that to the next SEAL you run across, stud.
There have always been gays in the military, and there always WILL be gays in the military, but the smart ones have always kept it quiet.
Warships are dangerous places at the best of times. Bad things can happen if you’re not careful. Bad things HAVE happened to gay sailors who got too frisky or friendly with hard-nosed straight squids.
I really don’t see that changing much. Although I could be wrong.
Hussein’s destruction of America continues.
Wrong, very wrong.
I think there are some US cities that offer one-stop shopping.
Well, it’s the Navy: “rum, sodomy and the lash” you know.
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