Skip to comments.Gay weddings can be performed by military chaplains, Pentagon says
Posted on 09/30/2011 4:34:40 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The Pentagon will permit military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside, it said Friday.
Defense Department guidance issued to military chaplains said they may participate in ceremonies on or off military bases in states that recognize gay unions. Chaplains are not required to officiate at same-sex weddings if doing so is counter to their religious or personal beliefs, the guidance said.
And regardless of the Pentagon guidance, military chaplains will still need to take cues from their religious order, said Gary Pollitt, spokesman for the Military Chaplains Association.
Just because the Department of Defense says this can happen, the chaplains perform such rites in keeping with their ecclesiastical authorization. Period, Pollitt said.
Gay couples may get married in Washington, D.C. and six states Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Maryland and several other states recognize same-sex marriages but do not grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Forty-one states have either laws or constitutional amendments prohibiting same-sex marriage.
The decision validates a move made by the Navy in May that earned the ire of conservative critics and Pentagon observers, because Navy officials acted on their own instead of in tandem with other military services.
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F ing Gay me!!
oops...meant GAG me!!!
The US Military has gone from being the number one fighting force in the WORLD< to a cross between a social experiment and a gay bar! SPIT!!
Who’s the OTHER DEPRAVED gay man doing the “ceremony”?? SICKO.
Barry and the ‘RATS are working towards building the world’s most fabulous and fashionably dressed military. I see this as yet another “In Your Face America!” moment from the commie piggies in the Obama regime. Elections do have consequences.
I would not attend a service led by a “minister” with so little regard for God’s word that he would officiate at such an event.
How many think they might not meet recruiting goals if they keep this crap up??
How long before the MAY becomes MUST
Admiral Mullin (who I firmly believe does not any longer deserve the title!) and Sec Def Gates, will forever be known
as the bastards that queerified the military! And the way they pushed so damned hard for this, Im guessing they are butt buddies!
LOL... Too late.
2012: The military chaplains will be required to perform same-sex marriage if requested as long as such ceremonies are not prohibited in the states where they reside, ...
Pathetic!!Why don’t the straight people leave the military and let the fags take it over..Good way to get ride of a few thousand..Can you just see these sissies running if they were attack by the enemy..
You think you are disgusted?
I’m in Hollywood and EVERY major billboard is about HIV testing. Every (expletive) major intersection...
The military is a jobs program just like in other socialist nations. We are dependent on our “special forces” and technology to get the real work done.
Won’t be long before they will force chaplains to do these ‘ceremonies’ regardless of their denomination’s beliefs. That will be when true pastors will be forced out of the military.
Then our troops will really be in serious trouble all the time.
So the chaplains will be allowed but not required to perform “gay marriage”. Not just yet.
Gates, Mabus, Mullen, Roughead... I’m extremely disappointed in their lack of leadership.
The morons at the Pentagon better have a peek at DOMA. Congress has spoken on this and it is against the law to marry same sex couples on federal installations.
Oh, they’ll recruit PLENTY of homosexuals and lesbians.
Section 3. Definition of marriage In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.
I love my country. I despise this government.
There’ll be fraggin 2 x 2.
You could spot that 3some a mile away.
Well, Mullen and Roughead just retired. But, you’re right. EVERY General and Admiral who did not retire specifically in protest of this has FAILED. I can no longer recommend the military as an honored profession. Good luck with your social experimentation, scheissekopfs.
Step by step he is de militarizing the military. Defunding, dismantling , destroying and perverting what ever is left.
Our world is circling the drain.
>> Our world is circling the drain.
We’re just momentarily under siege.
How long till they are ORDERED to perform the ceremonies? For now they can opt out for their faith, but unless things turn around, it won’t last long.
It will be interesting to see what Mullen and Roughead got in trade for ramming the UN’s agenda into our faces.