Married Gay Troops Won't Be Recognized After DADT Repeal

  • metta

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    Jan 30, 2011 6:04 PM GMT
    Married Gay Troops Won't Be Recognized After DADT Repeal


    http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=7433&MediaType=1&Category=26


    but...but...they already have. icon_confused.gif

    Gay Marine’s husband surprised at respect shown by Naval Academy
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1358863




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    Jan 30, 2011 6:13 PM GMT
    As the first article notes, it's an issue with DOMA. Despite Republicans trying to obfuscate the issue of DOMA as being solely about States rights, one of their favorite rallying calls, the truth is that DOMA has 2 parts. There is the part about recognition of gay marriage among the individual States, but there is also the part where the Federal government can't recognize gay marriage in any of its programs or agencies, either.

    So no matter what Obama or any President decrees, and whatever the military may wish to do, gay marriage and civil unions cannot be recognized within our military forces. Therefore, no family housing, no married housing allowance, no survivor benefits, no hospital visitation rights, no anything that straight married couples enjoy. Just that gay service members don't get involuntarily discharged for being gay, but that's about it. We aren't there yet.
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    Feb 05, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
    Well, that part of DOMA is going down in court soon, give it a couple of years and this is issue will be solved. Better than to wait for Congress to repeal it anyway.