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      Poll: Chaplains & Gay Marriage

      Poll: Chaplains & Gay Marriage

      President Barack Obama has signed the $633 billion defense bill into law, but has criticized one of its provisions protecting conscience rights.

      The provision exempts chaplains from ceremonies like same-sex weddings that they oppose based on their faith. It also says the military cannot punish chaplains or other service members for their religious beliefs and must accommodate them unless the individual's speech or actions threaten good order and discipline.

      In a signing statement, Obama called the conscience provision "unnecessary and ill-advised" and said his administration remains committed "to protecting the rights of gay and lesbian service members."

      The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty responded that "the president is not at liberty to disregard the law" he signed.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Should chaplains with the military be exempt from performing ceremonies like same-sex weddings if they oppose them based on their faith? Yes or no? Why or why not?

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