Will There Be Gay Weddings on MoD Bases?





Same-sex marriages could soon be allowed on Ministry of Defence bases.


There is concern that serving LGBT members in the armed services are not being fairly represented.

The problem is:

Military chapels are owned by the MoD.

But the chaplains in the MoD chapels are put there by the Sending Churches.  

A number of these Sending Churches are, however, exempt from performing same-sex marriages. 

The Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches, for example. 

The pilot investigation is likely to recommend that MoD chapels are made available to LGBT personnel for civil partnerships and marriages

However, the Defence Secretary has already said that no religious organisation will be forced into performing same-sex ceremonies. 

There are currently 190 MoD chapels in the UK.

Popular posts from this blog

Should I Propose at Christmas? (Spoiler Alert: Probably Not)

Who Walks Down the Aisle at a Gay Wedding?

Gay Wedding Hashtags

Wedding Fair or Wedding Fayre: Which is it?

How To Make Small Talk At Weddings

Should You Invite a Homophobic Relative to Your Gay Wedding?

Make the Most of Visiting a Wedding Fair

Gay Wedding Readings: How to Pick the Best One

Stephen Fry has married Elliot Spencer

Hong Kong Court Rules in Favour of British Lesbian