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Pentagon says military chaplains can hold gay weddings

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  1. Michael Buckman 30 Sep 2011, 4:28pm

    Nice :)

    1. Thank goodness the LibDems and Conservatives have promised marriage in UK by 2015!

  2. Good development

    Now to get all the states (or a federal direction) to ensure equal marriage is in place throughout the entire USA

    1. Definitely the next thing on the to-do list. First thing we need to do is to get rid of DOMA. Then on to the rest.

  3. Michael Buckman 30 Sep 2011, 5:08pm

    There are still religious people in Missouri who want interracial marriage to be illegal, so it may take some time.

    1. Michael Buckman 30 Sep 2011, 5:08pm

      That’s to Stu @2

      1. Yeah, but that shouldnt stop us fighting – and to be frank interracial marriage is legal – they are fighting a lost cause – and we need to show them homophobia and bigotry of all sorts are lost causes

        1. Dr Robin Guthrie 30 Sep 2011, 10:21pm

          Remember.

          They have God and their book on their side.

          Despite the entire constitution being secular they have so far woven their god bothering into their politics.

          Generations of brainwashed idiots would like to keep it so.

          I recommend reading Jeremy at GoodAsYou.org

  4. God Bless America, now they are showing some equal rights. Legalize gay marriage for all. Show the world you are really free America. You talk the talk now walk the walk.

  5. These are the days of change! It took 18 years of legislated prejudice to discriminate, or dishonorably discharge people from the military.

    Ten days late they are saying that it is acceptable for military chaplains to marry people.

    Way to go! until 10 days ago you were not fit to honor your country if you were gay! 10 days after DADT you can be married by a military chaplain and remain in the military.

    The wind changed direction fast on attitudes… good thing! now make it apply to all states and all people!

  6. Jock S. Trap 1 Oct 2011, 11:35am

    Excellent news, lets hope there are decent chaplins in each area who are open to performing.

  7. jamestoronto 1 Oct 2011, 11:50am

    Welcome news indeed!!! BUT……..a quick run through of major military installations within the USA (not overseas) comes up with some disheartening figures. I was only able to find listings for three of the four branches.

    The US Air Force has 71 bases in 37 states, only one of which has equal marriag Mass. ; the US Navy has 54 bases across 24 states of which only 2 — CT and NY are located in states allowing SSMs; the US Marines have 13 bases across 8 states none of which allow SSMs. I couldn’t find figures for the US Army but I suspect they would similar results. Only THREE bases of the 138 bases I was able to locate will be performing SSMs

    Well the news is good, it is almost moot. Every step forward however is good news but this was a pretty safe one to call.

    1. DOMA needs to go. Combined with Prop 8 getting ruled unconstitutional, that would finally lead to equality. However, due to legal nit-picking and delays it’s probably another 8-10 years from becoming reality.

  8. Such a good news. Yes we can!!!

  9. What’s needed now are some really fancy military l&g weddings with dress uniforms and all the trimmings.

    1. David Myers 4 Oct 2011, 10:45pm

      Boy will that cause some homophobes to blow a gasket. Do it!

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