BY STEVE WILLIAMS
The U.S. House this week passed an amendment to the 2013 defense funding bill that would outlaw military chaplains from conducting same-sex marriages on military bases and using military facilities. NOM associate Rep. Steve King introduced the amendment while taking a swipe at President Obama, accusing him of “contravening” the Defense of Marriage Act.
King said a directive from the Secretary of Defense that said “a military chaplain may officiate any private ceremony on or off a military installation” was “not just permission that’s implied encouragement to conduct same-sex marriages on our military bases conducted by our chaplains presumably who are all under the payroll of the U.S. government.”
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