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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?