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Fire Department of New York gets first female, openly gay chaplain

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The Fire Department of New York has sworn in its first female and first openly gay chaplain. The Rev. Ann Kansfield was sworn in on Tuesday. She is the department's eighth chaplain. ...

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Baptist group prohibits chaplains from taking part in any same-sex ritual

Friday, September 6, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Southern Baptist Convention, which provides the largest share of active-duty military chaplains, has barred members from taking part in weddings, counseling sessions and couples retreats for same-sex couples. ...

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New bill in Congress aims to prohibit gay weddings on military bases

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.)
WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker has introduced new legislation aimed at prohibiting gay and lesbian service members from marrying on U.S. military bases, and would require new regulations related to chaplains and other military personnel. ...

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Will defense bill bar chaplains from marrying gay couples?

Saturday, December 3, 2011
House and Senate lawmakers are set to hammer out a final version of major annual defense policy legislation to send to President Obama — and the ability of military chaplains to officiate over same-sex weddings will be part of the ...

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Military chaplains tell Pentagon they refuse to officiate same-sex weddings

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Nearly 2,000 members of the military-affiliated Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty (CARL) have pledged not to perform same-sex "wedding" ceremonies under any circumstances, despite a recent Pentagon directive that authorizes chaplains to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies, and military chapels to ...

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