Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-08-15
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  TODAY'S BUZZ

Chaplains can perform same-sex weddings: HRC applauds
From a news release
2011-09-30

facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email


WASHINGTON — Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization — praised the Pentagon's decision to allow military chaplains to perform wedding ceremonies in jurisdictions where they are legal, and performing such weddings is consistent with their faith traditions. Just days after the implementation of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, this is an important step to preserving the religious freedom of chaplains and removing unnecessary and discriminatory barriers for our men and women in uniform.

"We applaud the Department of Defense for protecting the religious freedoms of all military chaplains," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "As we move into a new era of open service, today's decision by the Department of Defense ensures that all military families, including lesbian and gay military families, have equal access to military facilities."

Last week marked the end of the discriminatory law known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" which barred gay, lesbian and bisexual service members from serving openly in the military.

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


facebook twitter del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

WORLD Report on LGBTQ groups, Costa Rica marriage, Kenyan HIV lab 2018-08-14
Cuba set to approve same-sex marriage 2018-08-08
Julie Goodridge talks investing, historic marriage-equality case 2018-08-08
THEATER FEATURE 'Pillowtalk' a love story for post-marriage equality world 2018-08-08
Judge Rejects Trump's Attempts to Quash Trans Military Ban Lawsuit 2018-08-06
Survey says Americans Divided on Service Refusals for Same-Sex Weddings 2018-08-02
NCLR, GLAD on the Transgender Military Ban, One Year After Trump Tweet 2018-07-26
NATIONAL Conversion therapy, service members, judge withdrawn 2018-07-24
Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN Ask Court to Stop Discharges of HIV+ Service Members 2018-07-18
9th Circuit denies another Trump effort to implement transgender military ban 2018-07-18
Transgender veterans as healthy as cisgender veterans, study finds 2018-07-11
NATIONAL Historic town hall, Trump and the military 2018-07-10
New program to serve LGBT military with mental illnesses, substance abuse 2018-07-09
Recent act aims to protect all parties in family law 2018-07-04
Friend-of-the-court briefs urge 9th Circuit to maintain block on trans military ban 2018-07-03
Two years into open transgender service, consensus says inclusive policy works 2018-07-01
South Bend, Ind., mayor marries 2018-06-18
Federal Court Denies Renewed Attempt to Implement Transgender Military Ban 2018-06-15
Official support missing from Pentagon LGBT pride observance, AMPA comments 2018-06-13
City hosts LGBTQ Veterans Salute 2018-06-13
Bermuda court rejects gay-marriage ban 2018-06-06
Threats to marriage equality threaten security of children 2018-06-04
City of Chicago Salute to LGBTQ Veterans Daley Center Plaza June 13 2018-06-04
LGBTQ veterans of AVER, Lakeside Pride Freedom Marching Band join Memorial Day Parade 2018-05-27
2018 Transgender Military Summit June 6-8 in Washington, DC 2018-05-18
Trans military persons file in Trump ban case 2018-05-12
MOMBIAN Of marriage and parenting 2018-05-09
NATIONAL Military ban, Joy Reid, Sen. Doug Jones 2018-04-17
Lambda Legal Challenge to Military Trans Ban on Course to Proceed to Trial 2018-04-14
Trinidad and Tobago: Court Overturns Same-Sex Intimacy Ban 2018-04-13
AMA disputes transgender military policy in letter to Sec. Def. Mattis 2018-04-04
THEATER 'This Is Us' writer's drama covers intolerance, same-sex marriage 2018-04-04
OutServe-SLDN, OUT Foundation Join Forces in support of LGBTQ servicemember and veteran health 2018-03-30
Senior DOJ Official Diana Flynn Moves to Lambda Legal 2018-03-29
Palm Center Memo on Trump Trans Military Ban Analyzes Latest DOD Announcement 2018-03-28
Former Surgeons General Debunk Pentagon Assertions on Medical Fitness of Trans Troops 2018-03-28
26 Retired General, Flag Officers Oppose Trump Transgender Military Ban 2018-03-28
Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN Want Trans Military Ban in the Dustbin of History 2018-03-27
Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN Urge District Court to Block Transgender Military Ban 2018-03-25
LGBTQ veterans briefed on scams targeting veterans 2018-03-24
 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.