A lesbian couple, at least one member of which is a military servicemember, participated in a commitment ceremony last month at Fort Polk's military chapel in Louisana.
Apparently this is causing quite the uproar among politicians and some Louisiana citizens. Same-sex marriage is banned in the Louisiana state constitution, and some are accusing the military members that conducted the ceremony and allowed it to take place of breaking the law.
How a commitment ceremony is being confused with a legal marriage is beyond us, but we'll let people speak for themselves after the jump!
Our friends at Towleroad, directed us to this news report from KALB in Louisiana:
We love the woman in the pink with the permed ponytail (not even being sarcastic). Preach.
The Associated Press reports that "U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., claims the ceremony violated Defense Department policy.
'This appears to be a case where political agenda has trumped the rule of law, which is absolutely unacceptable,' Akin said in a statement."
Again, someone explain this to us like we're two. WHERE does it say that a symbolic commitment ceremony can't be held on a military base? This isn't a legal marriage or even a civil union. If a couple wants to have a commitment ceremony and a chaplain wants to conduct it, what's the legal issue?
Oh right...there isn't one. People are just assholes.