Military Approves Gay Weddings

    Same-sex couple's hands: Eric Manriquez, left, and Juan Rivera hold their gold wedding rings together, as they get married in East Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 17, 2008. The celebration of their union is celebrated at the home of iconic labor leader United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez's granddaughter, Christine Chavez, the first day wedding licenses are available to gay and lesbian couples in Los Angeles County.

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    Gay service members will now be able to get married on base by military chaplains, says the Pentagon. The Defense Department issued guidance saying that chaplains may participate in same-sex marriages on or off military bases in states that recognize gay unions. The guidance doesn't require chaplains to participate if it goes against the edicts of their religious order or their personal beliefs. In May, the Navy issued a similar guidance, but then revoked it “pending additional legal and policy review.”

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