Skip to comments.Same-Sex Ceremony on Military Base Sparks Outrage
Posted on 06/07/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by magellan
A same-sex ceremony between a lesbian couple in the base chapel at Fort Polk in Louisiana has created a storm of controversy among conservative religious leaders and a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
"The liberal social experiment with our military continues," Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told Fox News Radio. "A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions."
"It was kept quiet," Crews told Fox News Radio. He said the service was conducted in the military chapel, under the authorization of the chaplain's denomination.
So if the same-sex ceremony was approved by the military why the outrage?
"It raises the issue that Louisiana is a state that has a clear definition of marriage," Crews said.
Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) authored legislation that would prohibit same sex ceremonies on any military base. The House approved the bill but the Senate has yet to take action. Akin told Fox News Radio that it doesn't matter what you call it what happened at Fort Polk was a gay marriage.
He accused the Obama administration of "trying to drive their liberal and gay agenda through the military."
"The federal law specifically prohibits this and even the advocates of going to same sex marriage in the military said they were not planning to do this. In every regard this is over the top," he said. "In every regard this is over the top but I think it reflects the general direction that Obama and the liberal Senate want to take things."
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