Monday, February 20, 2012

US Won't Defend Defense of Marriage Act for DoD

US Won't Defend Defense of Marriage Act for DoD February 18, 2012 | Military.com | by Bryant Jordan - "The Justice Department will not defend the Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs in a lawsuit filed last year intended to extend rights and benefits to married same-sex couples in the military."
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"In his letter, [Attorney General Eric] Holder said he determined that DOMA provisions “as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violate the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment [of the Constitution].”"

Simply put, DoD will accept same sex marriages. There is nothing ,pre that needs to be said.

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