Navy Chaplains May Soon Be Marrying Gay Couples On Base

05.10.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  The Office of Navy Chaplains says same-sex couples will be able to get married in Navy chapels. They also decided Navy chaplains will be the ones allowed to perform the ceremonies-- if homosexual marriage is legal in the state where the unions are performed. The advisory came in the form of an April 13th memo issued to all chaplains, CNS news is reporting. Previously, the training manual said same-sex marriages are not authorized on federal property. Now, it reads the base facility is "sexual orientation neutral", and anticipating the elmination of the military ban on homosexuality.