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txradioguy
05-11-2011, 02:34 AM
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WASHINGTON Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed chaplains to perform same-sex unions if the Pentagon decides to recognize openly gay military service later this year.

In a one-sentence memo obtained by The Associated Press, Rear Adm. Mark Tidd, chief of Navy chaplains, said his earlier decision has been "suspended until further notice pending additional legal and policy review and interdepartmental coordination."

The Navy said its lawyers wanted to do a more thorough review of the legal decision that allowed Navy chaplains to receive training to perform civil unions on military bases, but only in states where gay marriage is legal.

Military training to apply the new law allowing gays to serve openly began earlier this year and is expected to be completed by midsummer.

House members wrote to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to object to the Navy's initial ruling, saying the service was violating the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act by appearing to recognize and support same-sex marriages.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/10/navy-halts-allow-gay-unions-chaplains/

lacarnut
05-11-2011, 03:42 AM
Aww, ain't that the shits.

Bailey
05-11-2011, 07:43 AM
Coming from the navy this doesn't surprise me one bit :p

Odysseus
05-11-2011, 09:58 AM
Coming from the navy this doesn't surprise me one bit :p
Especially having it come from a rear admiral. :D

I guess that the incremental imposition of gay marriage will be delayed.

namvet
05-11-2011, 10:16 AM
when i served we fed em to the sharks

Phillygirl
05-11-2011, 10:16 AM
I would think that DOMA would prohibit this.

megimoo
05-11-2011, 10:33 AM
Especially having it come from a rear admiral. :D

I guess that the incremental imposition of gay marriage will be delayed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEXayWgy5_g&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQSZTnde83o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwU_afNoVys

Bailey
05-11-2011, 10:35 AM
Especially having it come from a rear admiral. :D

I guess that the incremental imposition of gay marriage will be delayed.



You said rear :D :D

txradioguy
05-11-2011, 11:58 AM
I would think that DOMA would prohibit this.

That appears to be the basis of their objection.