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Gay weddings can be performed by military chaplains, Pentagon says
Washington Post ^ | 09/30/2011 | By Ed O'Keefe

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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1 posted on 09/30/2011 4:34:47 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

F ing Gay me!!


2 posted on 09/30/2011 4:35:44 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Navy Lt. Gary Ross, right, and Dan Swezy exchange wedding vows on Sept. 20, 2011 in Duxbury, Vt. The two men recited their vows moments after the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
3 posted on 09/30/2011 4:35:46 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Ann Archy

oops...meant GAG me!!!


4 posted on 09/30/2011 4:36:10 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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!!


5 posted on 09/30/2011 4:36:21 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: SeekAndFind

Who’s the OTHER DEPRAVED gay man doing the “ceremony”?? SICKO.


6 posted on 09/30/2011 4:37:29 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you always tell the truth, you won't have to remember what you said.)
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To: SeekAndFind

8 posted on 09/30/2011 4:39:04 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 4:44:32 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeekAndFind

How many think they might not meet recruiting goals if they keep this crap up??


10 posted on 09/30/2011 4:45:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind
So what happens when a chaplain refuses to perform a Gay wedding?Article 15? Stockade time? Less than Honorable Discharge? Demotion & loss of pay? The destruction of our military is well under way.
11 posted on 09/30/2011 4:46:53 PM PDT by Apercu ("Obama is graffiti on the wall of American History")
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To: SeekAndFind

How long before the MAY becomes MUST

idiots


12 posted on 09/30/2011 4:49:45 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

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!


13 posted on 09/30/2011 4:51:51 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Ann Archy

LOL... Too late.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 4:56:08 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: SeekAndFind
2011: 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, ...

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, ...

15 posted on 09/30/2011 4:56:16 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: SeekAndFind

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..


16 posted on 09/30/2011 5:07:38 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Ann Archy

You think you are disgusted?

I’m in Hollywood and EVERY major billboard is about HIV testing. Every (expletive) major intersection...


17 posted on 09/30/2011 5:09:44 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: MagUSNRET

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.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 5:16:27 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 5:27:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So the chaplains will be allowed but not required to perform “gay marriage”. Not just yet.


20 posted on 09/30/2011 6:40:05 PM PDT by Salman
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To: MagUSNRET

Gates, Mabus, Mullen, Roughead... I’m extremely disappointed in their lack of leadership.


21 posted on 09/30/2011 6:46:08 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 6:51:41 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: GeronL

Oh, they’ll recruit PLENTY of homosexuals and lesbians.


23 posted on 09/30/2011 6:54:41 PM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 6:55:04 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (t)
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To: SeekAndFind

I love my country. I despise this government.


25 posted on 09/30/2011 6:56:46 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’ll be fraggin 2 x 2.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 7:00:16 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: SeekAndFind

You could spot that 3some a mile away.


27 posted on 09/30/2011 7:01:40 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: ViLaLuz

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.


28 posted on 09/30/2011 7:02:02 PM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: SeekAndFind

yep.
Step by step he is de militarizing the military. Defunding, dismantling , destroying and perverting what ever is left.


29 posted on 09/30/2011 7:04:11 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Our world is circling the drain.


30 posted on 09/30/2011 8:55:46 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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31 posted on 09/30/2011 9:03:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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>> Our world is circling the drain.

We’re just momentarily under siege.


32 posted on 09/30/2011 9:04:59 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been Redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


33 posted on 09/30/2011 9:07:30 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: tgusa

It will be interesting to see what Mullen and Roughead got in trade for ramming the UN’s agenda into our faces.


34 posted on 10/01/2011 11:36:15 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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