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CaptUSMC On February - 4 - 2013

Most have heard of the tragic death of SSgt Donna Johnson last year in Afghanistan. The situation her widow finds herself in is an example of why the Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA) is so onerous. In this piece you will see how Tracy was treated by the Army. Equally significant is her mother-in-law’s  comments about how DOMA prevents Tracy from receiving the support and benefits provided all other spouses whose husband or wife has made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

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“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

“Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” Report

The Forum on the Military Chaplaincy provided leadership for a consultation entitled “Pathways to Military Chaplaincy” held at Boston University School of Theology April 8-9, 2016. We are pleased to provide the summary and report from that very successful consultation.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

DoD Lifts Ban on Transgender Service.

The Department of Defense has lifted the long standing ban on service by transgender citizens. This has been a thoroughly researched and vetted decision. The Department has issued both a press release and a memo on the new policy.

Answering the Question of Transgender Showering

Answering the Question of Transgender Showering

This issue of what shower transgender service members should use to respect privacy was considered by a distinguished commission before the policy was changed. Transgender Shower Guidelines provide this information and should prove helpful to a chaplain or commander who may have to deal with this issue