Gay, lesbian spouses to gain full mil...

Gay, lesbian spouses to gain full military benefits

There are 2 comments on the www.fra.org story from Jun 27, 2013, titled Gay, lesbian spouses to gain full military benefits. In it, www.fra.org reports that:

Gay and lesbian military spouses soon will have the same benefits as traditional spouses to include military health coverage, base shopping, travel reimbursements for military moves and the larger " with dependent " housing allowances or, when available, access to base housing instead.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Jun 27, 2013
Look for the GOPasaurs to attempt to attach something to the military defense bill to prevent them from giving benefits to married gay servicemembers stationed in one of the remaining 37 hate states.

“We are all atheists”

Since: May 11

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#2 Jun 27, 2013
I faced frustrations working as a civilian in the Defense Dept (roughly 1/3 of defense is civilian). This kept me from taking advantage of some of the perks inherent in my career field, such as an overseas tour (which was generally a career-enhancing step). I would never have recommended a Defense career to another gay person because of this.

So I am very pleased that DoD is taking these steps. Too late for me (retired), but good for those still employed, or to be employed, there. Just think, being treated just like everyone else - what a concept!

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