Rep. Chris Murphy wants military chaplains to officiate gay marriages in Naval Subase New London.
Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Wednesday, asking him to uphold an April decision allowing same-sex ceremonies to be held at naval facilities. Connecticut is home the Naval Subase New London.
“Since 2008, same-sex couples in Connecticut have had the legal right to marry. I find it disgraceful that citizens of our state serving in the armed forces aren’t afforded that same basic right,” Murphy said.
The Navy issued the initial decision after Congress passed a law repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, but since suspended the guidance sent to naval bases after receiving a letter from a group of House Republicans, according to Murphy.
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