Thursday, August 8, 2013

Pentagon to give soldiers "wedding leave"?

From the AP:
Same-sex spouses of military members could get health care, housing and other benefits by the end of August under a proposal being considered by the Pentagon. But earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married may be reversed. 
A draft Defense Department memo obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press says the department instead may provide up to 10 days of leave to military personnel in same-sex relationships so they can travel to states where they can marry legally.
I have no problem with this.  if marriage is the gold standard, then by all means, give soliders/sailors/airmen  an opportunity to go get married, so that their families can be eligible for benefits.

Good on the Pentagon.

1 comment:

Glenn Ingersoll said...

A sort of underground railroad ... interesting ...