Navy sanctions gay marriage ceremonies on bases

AFAThe Navy is the first military branch to authorize homosexual "marriage" and allow gay sailors to get married in Navy chapels. It is currently instructing Navy chaplains on its policy for performing the ceremonies.

The directive came from an April 13 memo issued to all chaplains, in which the Chief of Navy Chaplains, Admiral Michael Tidd, said the Chaplain Corps was revising its Tier I training manuals to include "a chaplain may officiate a same-sex, civil marriage" and "the chaplain is, according to applicable state and local laws, otherwise fully certified to officiate that state's [gay] marriage."

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, told, in its haste to "hustle-in homosexuality," the Navy may be violating federal law - the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Under DOMA, the federal government defines marriage as a legal union between "one man and one woman."

"The administration and various states may be operating as if DOMA doesn't exist, but the Navy and Marine Corps and all the Armed Services are sworn to obey the law, which this new instruction violates," he added.


At a time when our nation is engaged in multiple wars and conflicts, military leaders should be focused on protecting our nation from its enemies, not engaging in political and social activism. Action Center: