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    DADT memo allows on-base gay weddings

    [url]http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/mobile/index.php?storyUrl=http://www.marinetimes.com/news/2011/05/navy-dadt-memo-alllows-on-base-same-sex-weddings-050911w/[/url]

    [QUOTE]DADT memo allows on-base gay weddings

    BY SAM FELLMAN - STAFF WRITER | POSTED : MONDAY MAY 9, 2011 14:28:54 EDT

    Once the military’s ban on gays serving openly is lifted, Navy chaplains will be permitted to officiate at same-sex marriage and civil union ceremonies on base, according to an April 13 memorandum from the Navy’s head chaplain.

    “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 state’s marriages,” the memo signed by Chief of Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark Tidd states. The memorandum, designed to update chaplains’ training guidance for the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning openly gay members from serving, was posted by the conservative website Media Research Center.

    In addition, the memo states that “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).”

    Conservatives contended this policy violates the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.

    “This new guidance from the Navy clearly violates the law,” Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee, said in a statement Monday. “While our president may not like this law, it is unbelievable that our Navy would issue guidance that clearly violates this law. While a state may legalize same-sex marriage, federal property and federal employees, like Navy chaplains, should not be used to perform marriages that are not recognized by federal law.”

    Navy spokeswoman Lt. Alana Garas said that the new policy guidance was a revision to the repeal training and emphasized that no chaplains will be required to officiate at same-sex messages, if that conflicts with their faith. She deferred questions about the Defense of Marriage Act to the Justice Department.[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by Tyler Durden; 05-09-2011 at 03:46 PM.

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    Sounds good to me.

    Just because you like a **** in your mouth doesn't mean you can't serve this country.

    And if you serve this country, no matter your orientation, it should provide you with whatever right you so wish it to. (Within reason, of course)

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    [B]“This new guidance from the Navy clearly violates the law,” Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee, said in a statement Monday. “While our president may not like this law, it is unbelievable that our Navy would issue guidance that clearly violates this law. While a state may legalize same-sex marriage, federal property and federal employees, like Navy chaplains, should not be used to perform marriages that are not recognized by federal law.”[/B]

    Unfortunately, I agree with this.

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    [QUOTE=Postseason;4024928][B]“This new guidance from the Navy clearly violates the law,” Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee, said in a statement Monday. “While our president may not like this law, it is unbelievable that our Navy would issue guidance that clearly violates this law. While a state may legalize same-sex marriage, federal property and federal employees, like Navy chaplains, should not be used to perform marriages that are not recognized by federal law.”[/B]

    Unfortunately, I agree with this.[/QUOTE]

    I don't mind circumventing laws that don't hurt anybody. JMO.

    Bush did it too, in other avenues.

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