A preliminary U.S. Navy plan to allow its chaplains to perform same-sex marriages in military chapels has stirred up congressional opposition.
All services are moving forward with the transition from the present ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform.
A recent memo from the Navy officer in charge of chaplains says they may officiate at same-sex marriages, depending on their religious organization.
Some lawmakers say the change would violate the federal Defense of Marriage Act...
But the Pentagon released a statement saying the Defense of Marriage Act does not limit the type of ceremonies a chaplain may perform in a military chapel.