Pentagon: Chaplains May Perform Same-Sex Marriages A conservative military watchdog is outraged over the Pentagon's announcement on Friday that military chaplains may perform same-sex unions, whether on or off a military installation.

Some members of Congress have objected to military chaplains performing same-sex unions, saying it would violate the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The Pentagon said today a military chaplain may officiate at any private ceremony, but is not required if it would conflict with his or her religious or personal beliefs.

Elaine Donnelly of the Center for Military Readiness does not find that caveat reassuring.

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