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  • 16th February 2013

    US Government allows first burial of same-sex military spouse in national cemetery 8

    A waiver was allowed for the spouse of a US Air Force veteran

    8:33 PM — The US government has permitted the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a military veteran in a nation cemetery, however whether or not this will affect other gay military couples is unknown.

  • 27th October 2011

    Gay and lesbian troops sue US federal government 15

    Married gay troops are treated as unmarried under the law

    4:28 PM — A group of married gay and lesbian troops are suing the US federal government for denying them the recognition, benefits and family support granted to heterosexual service members. The lawsuit was filed today in Boston and says the federal government, through the Defence of Marriage Act, violates their constitutional rights.

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