Pentagon gay-marriage policy prompts ire

Pentagon gay-marriage policy prompts ire

There are 7 comments on the The Washington Post story from Aug 14, 2013, titled Pentagon gay-marriage policy prompts ire. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Navy Lt. Gary Ross, right, and Dan Swezy exchange wedding vows on Sept. 20, 2011, in Duxbury, Vt.

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#1 Aug 14, 2013
Do straight service members get 10 extra days off to get married?

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#2 Aug 14, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Do straight service members get 10 extra days off to get married?
Since opposite sex couples can legally marry, regardless of the state where they live, no. The Pentagon's new rule applies only to those same sex couples currently living in states which prohibit it and the couple would have to travel more than 100 miles to marry in one which does. It is up to 10 days and is to account for the states waiting periods between the application for a license and when you can actually marry.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Aug 15, 2013
Rick in Kansas wrote:
<quoted text>Since opposite sex couples can legally marry, regardless of the state where they live, no.
That's not equal. It's been awhile, but service men and women get 30 days off each year. Seems like enough time for anyone, no need for special gay rules.

Since: Mar 07

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#4 Aug 15, 2013
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
That's not equal. It's been awhile, but service men and women get 30 days off each year. Seems like enough time for anyone, no need for special gay rules.
It would only be equal if straight people also were forced to travel to other states to marry.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#6 Aug 15, 2013
Wondering wrote:
That's not equal. It's been awhile, but service men and women get 30 days off each year. Seems like enough time for anyone, no need for special gay rules.
Dumpling gay service members are not equally situated to straight service members who are permitted to marry in any state where they might be stationed. The up to 10 days is a one time benefit for those forced to travel to marry in another state. Until they are equal in all states, you really have no argument Pietro.
anonymous

Barberton, OH

#8 Aug 15, 2013
Wondering wrote:
Do straight service members get 10 extra days off to get married?
No. Straights get base housing and a 50% raise in pay for getting married.

As far as I'm concerned, eff you both and the high horses you rode in on.
anonymous

Barberton, OH

#9 Aug 15, 2013
Did I mention the sea-shore rotation for married sailors? 3 years shore to 2 years at sea vs. 2 years shore to 3 years at sea for those who aren't doing God's duty and boinking the wifey.

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