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JUN 26, 2013 - American Spectator

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How the DOMA Ruling Will Affect the Military

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this morning will have a significant effect on the benefits of gay members of the military. In February, following the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the Pentagon announced it will provide over 40 new benefits to same-sex couples. The directive, issued by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, offered a provision for remunerations like death benefits, commissary access, and hospital visitation privileges that would only be applicable if DOMA was struck down. The memo read that “in the event that ... Read More

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