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Military chaplains may wed gay couples: Pentagon

There are 2 comments on the USA Today story from Oct 1, 2011, titled Military chaplains may wed gay couples: Pentagon. In it, USA Today reports that:

Gays in the military can wed their partners on base with a military chaplains -- if the ceremony is in a state where gay marriage is legal and the chaplain's religious affiliation permits clergy to officiate at same-sex marriages , according to Religion News Service.

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“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Oct 1, 2011
What does the legality of same sex marriage in a given state have to do with an on base religious ceremony? Religious wedding ceremonies are just that - merely ceremonial. They confer no rights.

That aspect is a clear infringement on religious freedom.
Anonymous

Chesapeake, VA

#3 Nov 6, 2011
I believe they are refering to something like a marriage certificate sort of wedding. Because why a wedding "ceremony" is just that, it is a whole different story when it comes to the state actually recognizing the union.

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