Skip to comments.APNewsBreak: Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits
Posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.
According to a draft Defense Department memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the department instead may provide up to 10 days of leave to military personnel in same-sex relationships so they can travel to states where they can marry legally.
While no final decisions have been made, the memo from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to top defense leaders would reverse an earlier plan that would allow the same-sex partners of military members to sign a declaration form in order to receive limited benefits, such as access to military stores and some health and welfare programs. The recent Supreme Court decision extending federal benefits to legally married same-sex couples eliminates the need for such a plan, Hagel said in the draft.
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Our enemies must be ROTFLOL.
Obama, his democrats, and the MSM have ruined this once great country.
That’ll show those Russkies.
Shacking up hetrosexuals partners don’t get benefits????
If not, then a Lawsuit is necessary here, to protect TAXPAYERS from having to fund yet-another Sex Deviate benefit exclusively available to faggots/dykes/etc.
The comical part to this story is that you could stand up (as a single guy or gal), claim gay status, and request the ten days to marry your partner. You enjoy ten days somewhere, and come back to admit that you and your partner got into a big ‘tif’, and both decided not to marry. A couple months later, you repeat this trick again, same result, another ‘tif’. The commander would be stupid enough to allow you at least two of these efforts....twenty days of leave, before denying you the third one. Then you go and report him to the base IG...and they decide to give you a third free leave period.
The length and depth of the special favors is what people talked about five years when you could sit and imagine how this would ‘work’ in the current military. I think this is just the beginning of favors that everyone just agrees to....for the sake of getting out of mess number one, but getting themselves immediately into mess number two.
With all the budgetary problems, benefits for butt buddies.
Good people will stop joining the military. The Draft will be back within 10 years if we make it that far. IMO.
Shacking up hetrosexuals partners dont get benefits????
Amerika On Drugs!
Exactly. The Pentagon that got hit on 9/11 sure looks weaker and weaker as they bend over to please satan’s pawns.
This will really help the military housing shortage
Lets just put the real men with their women and children out on the streets so we can make the sodomites feel more comfortable .
Oh and since when do they give benefits to live in partners of heterosexuals ... Oh that’s right THEY DON’T
Special privileges for the sickos means shortages for real families
Is anyone left who will actually fight wars?
This whole fiasco reads exactly like Isaiah 3:1-4, now that you ask that question.
Oh yeah the Russiansare prepping just in case two US divisions parachute in to remodel the Kremlin and put on an off Broadway showing of “Chorus Line”
Only fights in the modern army will be over window treatments...
“Over hill, over dale, OH MY GOD I BROKE A NAIL!!!”
So the military is no the fighting front lines of sticking it to the rest of us in the rear?
Sadly, I have been thinking the same thing (for the past 5 years)...
"The review's recommendation to change civilian pensions is just the latest blow to federal DOD workers who are also bearing much of the burden of the $37 billion in cuts this fiscal year. That cut could grow to $52 billion unless Congress reaches a deal to end sequestration by Oct. 1. Civilian workers are already losing 20 percent of their pay to one-day-a-week furloughs that last through the end of September. Those furloughs are saving $1.8 billion this year and Hagel has warned that this year's furloughs could turn into layoffs next year.