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APNewsBreak: Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits
Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2013 9:16 PM EDT | Lolita C. Baldor

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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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: chuckhagel; democrats; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; humangarbage; liberalagenda; pandorasbox; pentagon; queers; samesexbenefits

1 posted on 08/07/2013 9:10:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
The US Queer Department.
2 posted on 08/07/2013 9:11:15 PM PDT by Prole
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To: Olog-hai

Our enemies must be ROTFLOL.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 9:14:07 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Olog-hai

Obama, his democrats, and the MSM have ruined this once great country.


4 posted on 08/07/2013 9:23:01 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Olog-hai

That’ll show those Russkies.


5 posted on 08/07/2013 9:26:38 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Olog-hai

Shacking up hetrosexuals partners don’t get benefits????


6 posted on 08/07/2013 9:27:34 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Olog-hai
10 days of leave to get "married"? Do they offer 10 days of leave to NON-SEX-DEVIATE military personnel who have a NORMAL relationship (man-woman, as God intended)?

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.

7 posted on 08/07/2013 9:28:55 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1

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.


8 posted on 08/07/2013 9:35:06 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Olog-hai

With all the budgetary problems, benefits for butt buddies.


9 posted on 08/07/2013 9:35:17 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Prole

Good people will stop joining the military. The Draft will be back within 10 years if we make it that far. IMO.


10 posted on 08/07/2013 9:41:32 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: RginTN

Shacking up hetrosexuals partners don’t get benefits????


Good question.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 9:46:14 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Olog-hai

Amerika On Drugs!


12 posted on 08/07/2013 9:50:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Exactly. The Pentagon that got hit on 9/11 sure looks weaker and weaker as they bend over to please satan’s pawns.


13 posted on 08/07/2013 9:53:03 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Olog-hai

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


14 posted on 08/07/2013 10:20:05 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Olog-hai

Is anyone left who will actually fight wars?


15 posted on 08/07/2013 10:20:34 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

This whole fiasco reads exactly like Isaiah 3:1-4, now that you ask that question.


16 posted on 08/07/2013 10:23:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Argus

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”


17 posted on 08/07/2013 10:38:57 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: PGR88

Only fights in the modern army will be over window treatments...


18 posted on 08/07/2013 10:41:18 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: presently no screen name

“Over hill, over dale, OH MY GOD I BROKE A NAIL!!!”

MEDIC!


19 posted on 08/07/2013 10:44:54 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Olog-hai

So the military is no the fighting front lines of sticking it to the rest of us in the rear?


20 posted on 08/07/2013 10:53:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: laplata

Sadly, I have been thinking the same thing (for the past 5 years)...


21 posted on 08/08/2013 1:32:22 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: Olog-hai
Pentagon considering eliminating civilian pensions for military retirees

"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.

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Remarks by Hagel and Valarie Jarrett Celebrating the Awarding of Same Sex Benefits

22 posted on 08/08/2013 3:28:42 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Olog-hai

Placemark.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:34 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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