Friday, September 30, 2011

DOD: Military chaplains may conduct weddings for gay servicemembers

ByJohn Aravosis at AmericanBlogGay
Ok, this counts as a wow. The Advocate has more:
"A military chaplain may participate in or officiate any private ceremony, whether on or off a military installation, provided that the ceremony is not prohibited by applicable state and local law. Further, a chaplain is not required to participate in or officiate a private ceremony if doing so would be in variance with the tenets of his or her religion or personal beliefs. Finally, a military chaplain’s participation does not constitute an endorsement of the ceremony by DoD."(A PDF of the memo is available here.)

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