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What's Changed For Same-Sex Partners In The Military

Feb 21, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the extension of some military benefits to same-sex partners of service members. While the Defense of Marriage Act is law, however, gay military partners are not entitled to all of the same benefits as their straight counterparts.

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Ashley Broadway, director of family affairs, The American Military Partner Association
Amy Bushatz, managing editor of SpouseBUZZ blog

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