DOMA Demise to Bring Benefits to Gay, Lesbian Military Spouses

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Saturday, 29 June 2013 15:06
  • Written by Scott

doma-overThe Pentagon is moving aggressively to give married gay and lesbian soldiers the same rights as their straight counterparts in the wake of the DOMA ruling. AmericaBlog reports:

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel just announced that the Pentagon will make marriage benefits available all military spouses, regardless of sexual orientation, following the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 3 of the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) this morning. DOMA, among other things, forbade the federal government from providing the federal benefits of marriage to legally-wed gay couples.

Will this also apply in states that don’t recognize marriage equality? No word on that yet.