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FEB 05, 2013 - Business Insider

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Pentagon Decision On Benefits Sets Up Huge Fight Over Defense Of Marriage Act

Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell subsequently led to a fight over spousal benefits. That fight, it turns out, might just lead to a fight over federal recognition of marriage, and possibly a more concerted push for repeal of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. As it is now, the Washington Post reports that the Pentagon plans to extend more benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian servicemembers. The decision will likely exclude benefits that would violate DOMA. Reuters talked to a Pentagon spokesperson about the decision: "The department is conducting a deliberative and comprehensive ... Read More

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