U.S. Representative John Fleming, M.D. (LA-4) released the following statement after the Army confirmed that a same-sex ceremony was performed by an Army Chaplain in thebase chapel at Fort Polk, which is in Representative Fleming's district:
"The liberal social experiment with our military continues. A same-sex marriage-like ceremony should not have occurred at Fort Polk, especially since the people of Louisiana have made it abundantly clear that our state does not recognize same-sex marriages or civil unions. My frustration is compounded by the fact that a social agenda, which has nothing to do with military readiness or our national defense, is being imposed on our men and women in uniform. The repeal of "don't ask, don't tell' made incidents like this inevitable, and makes the case for the Senate to follow the lead of the House of Representatives in passing legislation that prevents military facilities from being used for same-sex marriages or marriage-like ceremonies."