Repeal of DADT: Your Domestic Partnership Doesn't Mean Squat

  • Little_Spoon

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    Mar 31, 2011 10:45 AM GMT
    I totally expected it, but after the Repeal Implementation Training it was like, "This is ridiculous."

    Basically the only way to get a joint assignment is through a hardship.

    But if your partner is Civilian it's one of the most disappointing things ever. No coverage, no benefits at all. Can't even shop at the Exchange.

    With one victory I'm just reminded of another battle.

    It's kind of disgusting that it's even an issue, but DADT was pretty unnecessary to begin with.

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    Mar 31, 2011 11:21 AM GMT
    All we got was some security. its DOMA we need changed
  • macguyver32

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    Mar 31, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    This is going to be a long, drawn out adjustment for the military. It's going to be done in stages. They have to get comfortable with the idea that we are even there first. Eventually it will all work out though. It will take time.
  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 31, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    Have you also noticed that you can't use the EO channels to file a discrimination complaint?

    This is only the beginning. I knew that already.
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    Mar 31, 2011 11:46 AM GMT
    This is not really a problem of the DoD's making and it is complicated by the fact that, while the US armed forces are a federal institution, different states have different laws regarding gay marriage/civil union.

    The lifting of the ban on gay people serving in the UK armed forces was introduced in 2000. Civil partnerships were not introduced into UK law until 2005, at which point they were immediately recognised by the armed forces, who extended married partnership rights to gay service personnel in civil partnerships. It was easier for us, because we are a unitary state, rather than a federation. Hopefully, a federal solution to gay marriage/civil union will develop after the lifting of DADT.
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    Mar 31, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
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    You joined the military?

    WHY!?!
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    Mar 31, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    I guess they are not allowed to recognize gay marriages cuz of DOMA. And we have a twit for a president.
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    Mar 31, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    It's gonna b a grueling slow process, everything in tha military is, and anything that should b a benefit is usually screwed up so bad most ppl don't want ne thing ta do with it, the military is chock full of all sorts of inadvertent discriminations, when I was in japan I made half what a married person did, plus they got out of the dorms (a miserable experience) and they dint have to eat chow hall ne more, ur not the only one that's puttin up w/ dumb policies in there jus remember that n it helps