National Guard refusing to process same sex benefits requests

National Guard refusing to process same sex benefits requests
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 1:57pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8:20pm

The Texas National Guard is defying orders from the Pentagon and is refusing to process requests from same sex couples for benefits. Tuesday is the first day that gays in the military may apply for benefits, and Pentagon officials say Texas is the only state that is turning gay and lesbian couples away.

This all comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to throw out the Defense of Marriage Act. National Guard officials say the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage prohibits them from processing requests, although Guard officials in other states that ban same sex marriage say they will follow federal law.

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Well it does not surpirse me that of all the guard units if the great United States of America that it is the Texas National Guard that is taking this outrageous position. I wonder if our dufus secede from the Union Governor has his sleezy hands in this. The leadership of the Texas NATIONAL Guard needs to Get Over It an obey the law otherwise they should resign their commissions and be given dishonorable discharges.

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