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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    By doing so, the Military Officer is violating federal law by ignoring it's legal definition of marriage. It doesn't mean a damn thing who he's doing it for or where he's doing it. He's bound by that legal definition. I can't reword this anymore....if you don't get it, go ask a lawyer. JAG or one familiar with military regulations.
    Exactly how does a miltary chaplain marrying a same sex couple force the federal government to recognize that marriage?

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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Exactly how does a miltary chaplain marrying a same sex couple force the federal government to recognize that marriage?
    It seems like mac doesn't realize that there is a difference between legal marriage, and religious marriage.
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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Exactly how does a miltary chaplain marrying a same sex couple force the federal government to recognize that marriage?
    What it does is violate his oath To support and defend the constitution of the united states of america.
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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    It seems like mac doesn't realize that there is a difference between legal marriage, and religious marriage.
    I realize that just fine. What you don't realize is that in this case the difference means squat.
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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I realize that just fine. What you don't realize is that in this case the difference means squat.
    How would this be any different than a priest preforming a SSM?
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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    What it does is violate his oath To support and defend the constitution of the united states of america.
    Exactly where in the Constitution does it say that a chaplain will not marry two people of the same sex in a state that recognizes same sex marriages?

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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    How would this be any different than a priest preforming a SSM?
    Are you at all familiar with the us military or the whole other legal code we are subject too in addition to us law?

    The difference is that he is not just a priest...he's a military officer.
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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    What it does is violate his oath To support and defend the constitution of the united states of america.

    Is marriage even in the Constitution?

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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Exactly where in the Constitution does it say that a chaplain will not marry two people of the same sex in a state that recognizes same sex marriages?
    By swearing to uphold the constitution we also swear to uphold and obey federal law.
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    Re: Should Military Chaplains Be Allowed to Perform Same Sex Marriages?

    I wold think it'd depend on if the state allows same sex marriage...

    I also personally believe it shouldn't be aloud because it's the military. But now that theres not a don't ask don't tell bill anything goes...

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