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Veterans Affairs allows burial for same-sex couple in Oregon

There are 8 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Feb 15, 2013, titled Veterans Affairs allows burial for same-sex couple in Oregon. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

In what's believed to be the first case of its kind, the same-sex spouse of a member of the military will be buried in a national cemetery. The cemetery is located southeast of Portland, Oregon.

"I am deeply grateful to my country for honoring and respecting my years of service and my relationship with Nancy, the love of my life," said retired Lt. Col. Linda Campbell, a veteran. "Willamette National Cemetery is a beautiful, peaceful place. Knowing that Nancy and I can join my parents on that hallowed ground is a source of great comfort and healing," she said. Nancy Lynchild, Campbell's partner, died in December of metastatic cancer.

The Department of Veterans Affairs released a statement, saying Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki used his discretionary authority in the case. "This was the first non-Veteran partner of the same gender he was asked to consider, this is the first he has approved. It's important to note that the Secretary did not base his decision on the individual's marital status or state recognized relationship status, but rather based it, in part, on evidence of a committed relationship between the individual and the Veteran," it read.

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Darren

United States

#1 Feb 16, 2013
I hope they use hazmat burial vaults when they plant queers in National Cemeteries!!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#2 Feb 16, 2013
Darren wrote:
I hope they use hazmat burial vaults when they plant queers in National Cemeteries!!!
When will it be time to bury YOU? Soon, I hope.
Reggie

Salt Lake City, UT

#3 Feb 16, 2013
Should be a law that all queers must be cremated. Actually there's no reason to wait until they're dead!
Darren

United States

#4 Feb 16, 2013
Reggie wrote:
Should be a law that all queers must be cremated. Actually there's no reason to wait until they're dead!
Excellent post, thanks for sharing!!!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#5 Feb 16, 2013
Reggie wrote:
Should be a law that all queers must be cremated. Actually there's no reason to wait until they're dead!
Is ANYTHING more despicable than a skeevy gutless little coward who signs in under multiple names, refuses to register on Topix, and plasters happy icons on his own posting, "REGGIE"?

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>When will it be time to bury YOU? Soon, I hope.
Darren should be buried in cat litter, for the turd that he is.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#8 Feb 16, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
<quoted text>
Darren should be buried in cat litter, for the turd that he is.
The cats would dig him out and toss him aside.

I buried an ex's photo in a cat box once and the cat DID dig it out and throw it aside. Even their vile poop is too good for some people.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#9 Feb 16, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>The cats would dig him out and toss him aside.
I buried an ex's photo in a cat box once and the cat DID dig it out and throw it aside. Even their vile poop is too good for some people.
Now THAT'S funny!!

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