Obama, Holder Direct Military To Extend Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses Of Gay Veterans
In a dramatic move, Attorney General Eric Holder, on President Barack Obama‘s authority, has directed the military to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of gay veterans. Previously, Title 38, a military provision specifically defining marriage as a man and a woman, had prevented spouses of gay vets from accessing benefits that heterosexual spouses are entitled to. The Attorney General, in a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, announced the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling had allowed him to now ignore that provision. . .
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