You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
This is the question, does a military chaplain who performs a marriage ceremony for any couple have to sign a state marriage license for that couple or not?
If the answer is yes, then there is no violation of DOMA, since it would be just like any other authorized officiant for the state signing the legal state document, only that particular license would be for a same sex couple instead of an opposite sex couple. The military chaplain signing the license in no way forces the federal government nor the military to recognize the marriage, so there is no violation of DOMA.
For anyone who doesn't know this, a servicemember does not automatically get recognition for any marriage without providing the license, a request chit (although this one may just be the Navy), and whatever other paperwork their particular service might require in order to start getting each individual benefit for being married. It doesn't matter who performed the wedding, the paperwork still has to be submitted in order to receive the benefits. And if it isn't a marriage recognized by the federal government, then the paperwork will just be rejected.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.