New Bill Would Recognize Military Same-Sex Spouses

  • metta

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    New Bill Would Recognize Military Same-Sex Spouses

    "Notwithstanding section 7 of title 1, an individual shall be considered a ‘spouse’ if the marriage of the individual is valid in the State in which the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any State, if the marriage is valid in the place in which the marriage was entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a State. In this paragraph, the term ‘State’ means the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories and possessions."

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/06/28/508040/new-bill-would-recognize-military-same-sex-spouses/
  • Timbales

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    Jun 28, 2012 7:28 PM GMT
    Interesting. It would seem to be at odds with DOMA, though.
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    Jun 28, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    Timbales saidInteresting. It would seem to be at odds with DOMA, though.
    DOMA is about to be killed.
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    Jun 29, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
    "The question of military benefits for same-sex couples is at the heart of the case McLaughlin v. U.S. brought by eight married couples. Republican leadership in the House is defending the Defense of Marriage Act against the couples’ suit, arguing they are not deserving of equal benefits for service."


    Oh good. Let them do it. Let them bring another action to put another nail in the coffin of DOMA.
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    Jun 29, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    Timbales saidInteresting. It would seem to be at odds with DOMA, though.
    DOMA is about to be killed.
    Along with the people who support it. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 29, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    First Dept. of Defense LGBT Pride at the Pentagon...

    http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pentagon-Marks-LGBT-Pride-Month/10737431898-2/

    Particularly eloquent @ 42:25 is US Air Force Principal Deputy General Councel Gordon Tanner