Military Archdiocese Prohibits Same-Sex Marriages In West Point Chapel

Though the Pentagon has clarified that military chaplains can perform same-sex marriages on military bases, the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services has made it clear that the Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity at West Point is off-limits for such ceremonies. In fact, Archbishop Timothy Broglio says that “no Catholic chaplain is authorized to perform a same-sex marriage under any circumstances.” Broglio suggested that by allowing same-sex marriages in the military, appointed officials are trying to “thwart the will of the people,” and he prayed that those who fought for liberty “did not die in vain.”