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House Republicans vote to ban nonbelievers from serving as military chaplains

In a mostly party-line vote, the House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a measure that prohibits the Department of Defense from allowing nonbelievers to serve as chaplains. All but six House Republicans voted for the measure, which was offered as an amendment to the annual defense spending bill. Rep. John…

Pentagon allows military chaplains to perform same-sex unions

Ten days after the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, there’s more positive news from the military for gay individuals. The Pentagon has decided to allow military chaplains to perform same-sex unions whether on or off a military location, according to the Associated Press. A chaplain can officiate at any…