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Two Days Ago Gays Could Marry On Military Bases. Today, Not So Much

Put away the champagne and wedding remix of the Village People’s “In The Navy” because the Navy has reversed their decision to allow gay marriages on their bases. The memorandum from Chief of Chaplains, Rear Admiral M.L. Tidd, suspended his earlier memorandum saying, “[it] is hereby suspended until further notice pending additional legal and policy review and inter-Departmental coordination.” Did the Navy cave to the pressure by Representative Todd Akin and other House Republicans who said that the marriages would directly contradict DOMA?

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 11, 2011
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  • 4 Comments
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      There’s also the more optimistic view that this is just waiting for a more opportune time… like after the DADT repeal is finalized, so as not to make things more difficult (with the current Congress, not with real people) than necessary.

      May 11, 2011 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      You know what, that sounds stupid on second reading. Never mind.

      There is just ONE thing, though: not saying they can is not the same thing as saying they can’t.

      May 11, 2011 at 9:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Because of course, in the Declaration of Independence, right after “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” it says “Unless it upsets bigots.”

      May 11, 2011 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rainfish
      Rainfish

      Looking forward to more major anti-DOMA lawsuits after repeal is finalized.

      May 12, 2011 at 7:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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