Military Trains Chaplains on Gay Policy

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The U.S. military has been actively training military chaplains on how to deal with openly gay servicemen and women.

Navy chaplains have received several hours of instruction that includes one-on-one training. The courses include scenarios in which they could be counseling openly gay sailors.

Air Force chaplains will take part in online training in the next few weeks.

President Barack Obama signed legislation in December that overturned the 17-year ban on gays serving in the military and requires the military training.

However, some Army chaplains have expressed concerns about the repeal of the military's "Don't ask, Don't Tell" policy. They say it violates their rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.

At least one Navy chaplain has resigned because of the policy.

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