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Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses
Wall Strret Journal ^ | June 26, 2013, 4:36 PM

Posted on 06/26/2013 2:46:38 PM PDT by drewh

Hours after the Supreme Court ruling, the Pentagon announced that it would move to quickly extend all benefits given to opposite sex spouses to same-sex couples including medical, dental and housing allowances.

Defense officials also said that same sex spouses would have the same rights to be buried alongside war veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

“The Department of Defense, will move very swiftly, expeditiously, on implementing the law, the decision of the Supreme Court,” said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. “We think it’s the right decision, and we’re looking forward to taking that decision and implementing the required next steps.”

The Pentagon also said within six to 12 weeks same-sex spouses will be give official identification cards that will entitle them to equal access to military bases, child care programs, military commissaries, gyms and other facilities open to military families.

One issue that could take longer to resolve is overseas tours. In some countries, like Germany and Japan, military service members are allowed to bring spouses with them. Defense officials said they are going to have to review local laws and bilateral military protection agreements with all countries before allowing same-sex spouses to accompany service members.

A defense official said the intent is to ensure equal treatment of same-sex spouses, but the department must ensure that gay family members have the same protections when travelling overseas.

Officials said they couldn’t immediately say how much equalizing benefits will cost the department.

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To: drewh

Send a bunch of them to muslim countries and let them bring their spouses.

Where is the DOD supposed to get the money for this?


21 posted on 06/26/2013 3:53:34 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican
They are also running out of space in Arlington as well.

No frickin way are these sodomties going to be buried next to our greatest heroes!

23 posted on 06/26/2013 3:55:35 PM PDT by drewh
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To: All

The inaction of God is weakening my faith. I have to keep reminding myself that He’s in charge and can do whatever He wants.


24 posted on 06/26/2013 3:56:26 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: drewh

They’ve never moved that fast on anything before! Good grief!


25 posted on 06/26/2013 3:56:48 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: VerySadAmerican
I understand how you feel, but please don't lose faith. Think of the Old Testament, and the trials and tests that God put men through. Think of the fact that what seems to be a disaster can in time be realized as a blessing.

God bless you.

26 posted on 06/26/2013 4:00:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: drewh
Imagine what happens when gayness/ gay friendliness becomes a section on performance reports.

Has anyone addressed how this will impact military law enforcement? Some of the most dangerous calls LEOs can get are domestic disputes. Out of those the most violent are gay/lesbian ones. For the most part military police never had to worry about those, until now.

27 posted on 06/26/2013 4:00:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: dfwgator
"And Putin laughs at us even more."

What a world.

30 years ago, can you imagine that the RUSSIANS would have a flat tax, a POTUS for their hand puppet, and lead a nation that abhors homosexuality and opposes abortion?

And that AMERICA would stand up and cheer for such a situation?

28 posted on 06/26/2013 4:08:15 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: drewh

This is what the gay rights agenda is all about — money.
Next stop for the military is transvestites and sex change operations.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 4:09:51 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: drewh
Officials said they couldn’t immediately say how much equalizing benefits will cost the department.

No new policy should be implemented without a cost analysis

30 posted on 06/26/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Is there a way this can be stopped before a budget study is done?


31 posted on 06/26/2013 4:13:32 PM PDT by drewh
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I hope the Westboro church protests. It will be the first time they get a majority of people to agree with them.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 4:14:32 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newnhdad

Omg, so glad my husband has retired. I can’t even imagine being on post and seeing this crap.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 4:18:04 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: drewh
A defense official said the intent is to ensure equal treatment of same-sex spouses, but the department must ensure that gay family members have the same protections when travelling overseas.

Like in Saudi Arabia?

34 posted on 06/26/2013 4:32:41 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: drewh
"Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses"

Did they extend them to single people!!! If not! I now have a discrimination lawsuit.

35 posted on 06/26/2013 4:43:53 PM PDT by avacado
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To: drewh

Selling out at mach 2+


36 posted on 06/26/2013 4:49:19 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: dfwgator
All of our enemies are pi**ing their pants, laughing at how easy it's going to be to conquer us.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

37 posted on 06/26/2013 4:49:34 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: drewh

Thank God for sequestration; cut it to the bone if it is all just a social experiment. Islam is a divine punishment sent to warn us to mend our ways; we’re about to lose our second war to them in just a few short years, and our cities are already crawling with them.


38 posted on 06/26/2013 5:01:16 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: drewh
While I understand this is only an "announcement", how is it that the Pentagon can move so "quickly" on this?

Why is it all three branches of government seem to be moving in concert these past months?

39 posted on 06/26/2013 5:04:33 PM PDT by Ghost of SVR4
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To: LibsRJerks
Omg, so glad my husband has retired.

I was forced out at age 60 after almost 40 years. I no longer regret the age limit now. I know some troops that long for retirement.

40 posted on 06/26/2013 5:12:43 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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