Military same-sex spouse benefits could start next month

Military same-sex spouse benefits could start next month
MGN-Online
Fort Bliss
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 7:18pm

Wednesday the Pentagon is expected to announce that same-sex spouses of military members will become eligible for benefits as early as next month.

A senior defense official told NBC News that the Pentagon will extend the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples that are provided to heterosexual couples.

That includes healthcare, housing, and other benefits.

For service members who are stationed in a state where same-sex marriage is illegal, the military will provide up to 10 days leave for them to travel to a state where it is legal.
 

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