Military's First-Ever Gay 'Wedding' Performed on Army Base
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- 2012 Jun 09
The Army confirmed in early June that it conducted the military's first-ever homosexual "wedding" at Fort Polk in Louisiana, WORLD News Service reports. According to officials, the ceremony took place in May between two lesbians and was officiated by an Army chaplain. "The liberal social experiment with our military continues," said Rep. John Fleming (R-La.), who represents the Louisiana district that houses Fort Polk. Officially, the Army said it was not a "wedding" but a "same-gender private religious ceremony," but either way, according to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, "it's a plain violation of the Defense of Marriage Act, which outlaws same-sex 'marriage' in government facilities." That's why Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) called the ceremony "outrageous and illegal." Both Fleming and Akin serve on the House Armed Services Committee.