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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?

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4 Comments

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Cam

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

  • Rainfish

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

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