Weekly Volcano Blogs: Walkie Talkie Blog

January 4, 2014 at 2:25pm

DoD to recognize "spouse" and "marriage" as including same-sex couples

Recommend Blog Post
Total Recommendations (0)

June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that denies legally married same-sex couples more than 1,100 protections and responsibilities of marriage. The Supreme Court basically said all loving and committed couples that marry deserve equal legal respect and treatment.

Last month Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced same-sex couples were able to obtain Defense Department identification cards in every state.

Under regulations to be published in Monday's Federal Register, the Defense Department will formally recognize the words "spouse" and "marriage" as including same-sex couples.

The Hill reports:

"DoD is no longer prevented from extending Federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of DoD military members and civilian employees," the agency said in a 114-page notice detailing the regulations.

Read the full story here.

comments powered by Disqus

About this blog

News and entertainment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s most awesome weekly newspapers - The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and Weekly Volcano.

Recent Comments

AndrewPehrson said:

Your post contains very beneficial content. Kindly keep sharing such post.

about Vote for Tacoman Larry Huffines on HGTV!

Shimul Kabir said:

Vedder's album is really nice. I have heard attentively

about Eddie Vedder’s "Ukulele Songs" available today - and I don’t hold a candle to that shit

marble exporters in India said:

amazing information for getting the new ideas thanks for sharing a post

about 5 Things To Do Today: Art Chantry, DIY home improvement, "A Shot In The Dark" ...


I like how this article is written. Your points are sound, original, fresh and interesting. This...

about Saturday, Aug. 26: greater Tacoma/Olympia live music and DJs

Melisa Ben said:

i liked reading about the religious girls.they are interesting. ...

about 5 Things To Do Today: Religious Girls, "Big Eyes," sports chat, Kurt Lindsay ...