Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Under Pressure, Navy Loses Steam on Same-Sex Marriage

Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed chaplains to perform same-sex unions if the Pentagon decides to recognize openly gay military service later this year.

In a one-sentence memo obtained by The Associated Press, Rear Adm. Mark Tidd, chief of Navy chaplains, said his earlier decision has been "suspended until further notice pending additional legal and policy review and interdepartmental coordination."

Yesterday's pronouncement received a link in this Vital Signs Blog post but you can read the full story about the Navy's sudden reversal in today's AP story right here.