Skip to comments.Military same-sex couples to get full benefits (Fort Hood victims get nothing)
Posted on 08/14/2013 2:30:55 PM PDT by Libloather
WASHINGTON Same-sex military couples will qualify for full benefits, including government-provided healthcare and housing allowances, as long as they are legally married, under new rules announced by the Pentagon.
The requirement for same-sex couples to be married is a shift for the Pentagon, which in February announced that full benefits would be provided to members of the military and same-sex spouses if they attested they were in a committed relationship.
But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that finding a way for unmarried, long-term couples to qualify for benefits is no longer necessary, since a Supreme Court ruling in June struck down a federal law that barred married same-sex couples from obtaining federal benefits.
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"As commander-in-chief, there's no greater honor but also no greater responsibility for me than to make sure that the extraordinary men and women in uniform are properly cared for," Obama said after the shootings.
Did you expect something different?
Gawd, this guy is awful.
Good God.. Everything coming from the military these days is cringeworthy. Oh, how the mighty have fallen..
can’t say a word. We are an active duty officer’s family with almost 30 years in. Just biding time.
Libertarians support full sameness for gay marriage in the military and immigration, federal employment etc.
Foxholes - They’re not just for fighting anymore.
No, it isn’t that libertarians merely have personal problems, it is that they are political activists, and they want destroy conservatism.
They support this sameness of homosexuality throughout the military.
I have Jim Morrison singing “The End” in my head.