Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Navy Reverses Itself on Same-Sex Marriages

The Navy has abruptly reversed it's new policy allowing same-sex marriages to be performed in Naval facilities in states where they are legal.  Under intense pressure from over 5 dozen members of the House of Representatives, the Chief of Navy Chaplains issued a one sentence statement that his earlier decision had been "suspended until further notice pending additional legal and policy review and interdepartmental coordination."  The 5 dozen House members had sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, expressing their dubious claim that the new policy violates the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. 

As always with the gay rights movement, it's one step forward, two steps back.