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Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses
Wall Strret Journal ^ | June 26, 2013, 4:36 PM

Posted on 06/26/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by drewh

Hours after the Supreme Court ruling, the Pentagon announced that it would move to quickly extend all benefits given to opposite sex spouses to same-sex couples including medical, dental and housing allowances.

Defense officials also said that same sex spouses would have the same rights to be buried alongside war veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

“The Department of Defense, will move very swiftly, expeditiously, on implementing the law, the decision of the Supreme Court,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “We think it’s the right decision, and we’re looking forward to taking that decision and implementing the required next steps.”

The Pentagon also said within six to 12 weeks same-sex spouses will be give official identification cards that will entitle them to equal access to military bases, child care programs, military commissaries, gyms and other facilities open to military families.

One issue that could take longer to resolve is overseas tours. In some countries, like Germany and Japan, military service members are allowed to bring spouses with them. Defense officials said they are going to have to review local laws and bilateral military protection agreements with all countries before allowing same-sex spouses to accompany service members.

A defense official said the intent is to ensure equal treatment of same-sex spouses, but the department must ensure that gay family members have the same protections when travelling overseas.

Officials said they couldn’t immediately say how much equalizing benefits will cost the department.

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1 posted on 06/26/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

PUKE!


2 posted on 06/26/2013 2:47:44 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

This is an absolute travesty, militant gays buried at Arlington


3 posted on 06/26/2013 2:49:52 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

This once proud Nation had the greatest military in the world. It is being beaten not by outside enemies but by its own Government.
The time of Americas demise is fast approaching..


4 posted on 06/26/2013 2:50:51 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: drewh

Interesting - the Pentegon is always first to do funky things. One would think they are scared out of their wits of the White House staff.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 2:52:09 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

6 posted on 06/26/2013 2:52:27 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Officials said they couldn’t immediately say how much equalizing benefits will cost the department.

Geez, it ain't just gays taking it in the backside.

7 posted on 06/26/2013 2:54:10 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: umgud

Don’t worry, we can afford it. O’Bummer has declared the war against terror to be over.


8 posted on 06/26/2013 2:57:21 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: drewh

And Putin laughs at us even more.


9 posted on 06/26/2013 2:58:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: umgud

And we get the honor of paying for it all....sounds like the IRS conference on steriods


10 posted on 06/26/2013 2:58:32 PM PDT by drewh
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Interesting that equality among states was the basis for ruling parts of the Voting Right laws unconstitutional and applauded on FR. YET, the same can be said for same sex marriage is not applauded. This will take further study.


11 posted on 06/26/2013 3:01:01 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: drewh
Yet it's MORE than THREE years since Hasan staged his "violent workplace" incident..and we still haven't tried him..yet we are still paying his salary..

What a great country..

12 posted on 06/26/2013 3:01:39 PM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: drewh

The sob living off the taxpayer in the White House promised a fundamental change in our Republic. I pray every day that our country will be saved from this fundamental change. God help us. OIF vet


13 posted on 06/26/2013 3:09:03 PM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
I am so sick with the military right now that I cannot express my outrage over what it is doing. Like you said, a once proud nation, who had an once proud military, is now being destroyed by the sodomites and their willing accomplices.

I want to quit my federal job in the worst way right now, I really do. Anyone in need of IT Support?????

14 posted on 06/26/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT by ducttape45
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To: drewh

But no hot food for the guys on the front lines.


15 posted on 06/26/2013 3:21:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: drewh

These pictures just reminded me of the new movie White House down. The only issue I have with it is that our current administration wasn’t in it.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 3:32:14 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: drewh

These pictures just reminded me of the new movie White House down. The only issue I have with it is that our current administration wasn’t in it.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 3:32:27 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Rappini

18 posted on 06/26/2013 3:47:47 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh
Sodom and Gomorrha
19 posted on 06/26/2013 3:48:32 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: drewh
"Defense officials also said that same sex spouses would have the same rights to be buried alongside war veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery."

Guess JFK won't be the only eternal flamer there any more.

20 posted on 06/26/2013 3:50:45 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: drewh

Send a bunch of them to muslim countries and let them bring their spouses.

Where is the DOD supposed to get the money for this?


21 posted on 06/26/2013 3:53:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican
They are also running out of space in Arlington as well.

No frickin way are these sodomties going to be buried next to our greatest heroes!

23 posted on 06/26/2013 3:55:35 PM PDT by drewh
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To: All

The inaction of God is weakening my faith. I have to keep reminding myself that He’s in charge and can do whatever He wants.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 3:56:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: drewh

They’ve never moved that fast on anything before! Good grief!


25 posted on 06/26/2013 3:56:48 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I understand how you feel, but please don't lose faith. Think of the Old Testament, and the trials and tests that God put men through. Think of the fact that what seems to be a disaster can in time be realized as a blessing.

God bless you.

26 posted on 06/26/2013 4:00:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: drewh
Imagine what happens when gayness/ gay friendliness becomes a section on performance reports.

Has anyone addressed how this will impact military law enforcement? Some of the most dangerous calls LEOs can get are domestic disputes. Out of those the most violent are gay/lesbian ones. For the most part military police never had to worry about those, until now.

27 posted on 06/26/2013 4:00:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: dfwgator
"And Putin laughs at us even more."

What a world.

30 years ago, can you imagine that the RUSSIANS would have a flat tax, a POTUS for their hand puppet, and lead a nation that abhors homosexuality and opposes abortion?

And that AMERICA would stand up and cheer for such a situation?

28 posted on 06/26/2013 4:08:15 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: drewh

This is what the gay rights agenda is all about — money.
Next stop for the military is transvestites and sex change operations.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 4:09:51 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: drewh
Officials said they couldn’t immediately say how much equalizing benefits will cost the department.

No new policy should be implemented without a cost analysis

30 posted on 06/26/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Is there a way this can be stopped before a budget study is done?


31 posted on 06/26/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by drewh
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To: All

I hope the Westboro church protests. It will be the first time they get a majority of people to agree with them.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 4:14:32 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

Omg, so glad my husband has retired. I can’t even imagine being on post and seeing this crap.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: drewh
A defense official said the intent is to ensure equal treatment of same-sex spouses, but the department must ensure that gay family members have the same protections when travelling overseas.

Like in Saudi Arabia?

34 posted on 06/26/2013 4:32:41 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: drewh
"Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses"

Did they extend them to single people!!! If not! I now have a discrimination lawsuit.

35 posted on 06/26/2013 4:43:53 PM PDT by avacado
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To: drewh

Selling out at mach 2+


36 posted on 06/26/2013 4:49:19 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: dfwgator
All of our enemies are pi**ing their pants, laughing at how easy it's going to be to conquer us.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 06/26/2013 4:49:34 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: drewh

Thank God for sequestration; cut it to the bone if it is all just a social experiment. Islam is a divine punishment sent to warn us to mend our ways; we’re about to lose our second war to them in just a few short years, and our cities are already crawling with them.


38 posted on 06/26/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: drewh
While I understand this is only an "announcement", how is it that the Pentagon can move so "quickly" on this?

Why is it all three branches of government seem to be moving in concert these past months?

39 posted on 06/26/2013 5:04:33 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: LibsRJerks
Omg, so glad my husband has retired.

I was forced out at age 60 after almost 40 years. I no longer regret the age limit now. I know some troops that long for retirement.

40 posted on 06/26/2013 5:12:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“This once proud Nation had the greatest military in the world. It is being beaten not by outside enemies but by its own Government. The time of Americas demise is fast approaching..”

That’s a fact.


41 posted on 06/26/2013 5:17:07 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: drewh

I am sickened by this. My dad is buried there, and I know exactly how he felt about that.

I simply can’t believe our country has come to this. It does feel like the end of days.

I wish the reset wouldn’t take place in my lifetime, but I feel pretty certain it will.


42 posted on 06/26/2013 5:29:13 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: drewh

If this had gone our way, they would have waited until hell froze over before implementing anything.

I recognize they wouldn’t have had to change anything, but I think folks know what I mean. We passed Prop 8 in California. Was that implemented?

No. If 8 had gone down to defeat the wedding bells would have been ringing ten seconds later.


43 posted on 06/26/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama: Clear and present danger year five...)
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To: drewh

they are not spouses no matter what a g-damn court says.

a tail is not a leg.

and two plus two equals four, even if the party says it’s five.


44 posted on 06/26/2013 5:57:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kearnyirish2
Sequestration is harming soldiers, sailors, and airmen that have been incredibly loyal to this country and their oaths to the Constitution. They have endured 5 to 6 deployments, wounds, and deprivation. Readiness is being systematically destroyed, 11 Air Force combat wings are now stagnant, the Marines are throwing out 8,000, the Army ten times that. Civilian nurses, engineers, and maintainers are having 20% of their pay stolen from them due to furloughs.

Yet, the homosexual sexual toilet playthings will now be getting Billions in benefits. The military is buying equipment and tanks it does not want to satisfy greedy Congressmen and Senators of both parties. The Republicans have abandoned the loyal troops and DoD civilians, and the Democrats are marching the entire Dept of Defense into Hell itself.

45 posted on 06/26/2013 6:01:53 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: VerySadAmerican

He is not inactive. maybe he’s seeing what we will do about our country sliding towards sodom. see what kind of skin we’ll put in the game, so to speak.

this is troubling to seebut it doesn’t shakemy faith. this is theevil mnen and women do naturally. it is a sign things are close and His return iscloser than ever.


46 posted on 06/26/2013 6:02:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SkyPilot

I understand your points, but sequestration is happening because we simply can’t afford to pay for it anymore. No reason I should work my arse off to maintain a military with no more sense of purpose, being sent overseas to try to re-make cultures thousands of years old, while I drive on streets resembling the main drag in Mogadishu while shedding the services my taxes used to pay for. What exactly is our military’s purpose in this “fundamentally changed” America?

The countries broke; NJ has laid of thousands of employees, and the feds have to do the same.


47 posted on 06/26/2013 6:20:48 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: LibsRJerks

Me too...


48 posted on 06/26/2013 6:36:20 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: drewh

This governemnt is sick to the core.

Glad I served when I did...

I’d never do it again for this government .


49 posted on 06/26/2013 6:41:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: drewh

wasting no time spending our money on things we don’t believe in. Again.


50 posted on 06/26/2013 6:52:51 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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