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FEB 05, 2013 - Business Insider

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Pentagon To Extend Some Benefits To Military Same-Sex Spouses

The armed forces are set to see another policy change from departing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta this week. The Washington Post is reporting that the Pentagon will extend certain benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian servicemembers. Officials would not say exactly which benefits could be extended that would not be in violation of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Benefits currently given to military spouses include access to base shopping facilities, on-base housing, and medical coverage under the military's TRICARE health program, among others. The new guidelines are apparently in ... Read More

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