Same-sex ceremony on Army post draws fire
June 7th, 2012
05:04 PM ET

Same-sex ceremony on Army post draws fire

By Alan Duke, CNN

(CNN) - A same-sex ceremony between an enlisted woman and a civilian woman on a U.S. Army post last month drew protests from lawmakers Thursday.

The "private religious ceremony" took place at Fort Polk in Louisiana in May, post spokesman Scott Stearns said, but he would confirm few other details.

Rep. John Fleming, a Louisiana Republican whose congressional district includes the Army post, said the military confirmed to him that the same-sex ceremony was performed by an Army chaplain in the chapel.

The incident was an inevitable consequence of the end of the don't ask, don't tell policy in September, which previously banned homosexuals from military service, Fleming said.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Gay marriage • Homosexuality • Military

soundoff (796 Responses)
  1. HeavenSent


    Matthew 16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to go down on him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: he shall not c u m on thee.


    July 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  2. commercial roofing contractors

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    June 23, 2012 at 5:26 am |
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    June 22, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  4. Jim Batesji

    Another dumb as rox red state bubbah. They should have sent Sherman to Georgia via Louisiana.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  5. jamest297

    Keep in mind that 50% of Americans have below average intelligence.

    June 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Bet

      I think you're being generous.

      June 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
    • Bob

      I wonder which half Bet is in, lol

      June 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  6. davidbeschauer

    I have no problem with Frank's troglodyte mentality. He is free to hate whomever he pleases. If he wants to hate gays, no problem for me.

    The bottom line is: we won.

    June 11, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • trevor

      For now. Still batting 0-32 in the states.

      June 19, 2012 at 8:14 am |
  7. Jon O

    Republican Law Makers, in direct disrespect to the actual law, once again prove that their hypocritical "small government" blather is a crock of bull by seeking to invade peoples' private lives... like always showing us that they have respect for neither their own stances or this nation.

    June 11, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • Josh

      I should put that statement on a t-shirt! Dead on!

      June 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  8. J

    So-called Christians spewing hate...people are funny. Everyone thinks they know so much and yet a wise person is one who admits to what they do not know. Do gay folks getting married or doing anything for that matter, keep you from getting into heaven? Did your Jesus not spend time with the meak, poor, leppers, etc? Yet you spew hate. My experience is that is what religion can do, especially in the hands of the under-educated.

    June 11, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  9. John

    ExArmyHere is proof positive that serving in the military does not automatically mean that you have any intelligence.

    June 11, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • J

      In much the same way that there is an inverse relationship between religiosity and intelligence.

      June 11, 2012 at 9:25 am |
    • jamest297

      A little more buggery between/among the DOD forces might help them stay focused and do their jobs more effectively.

      June 11, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Bet

      He was being sarcastic. It's at the end of his post.

      June 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
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