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  • Statement by Secretary Hagel on DOMA Ruling

    06/26/2013 2:15:49 PM PDT · by Wayne07 · 86 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | 6/26/2013 | Chuck Hagel
    The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court's decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act. The department will immediately begin the process of implementing the Supreme Court's decision in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies. The Department of Defense intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses -- regardless of sexual orientation -- as soon as possible. That is now the law and it is the right thing to do. Every person who serves our nation in uniform stepped forward with courage and commitment. All that matters is their patriotism, their...