The military's policy denying benefits to same-sex couples could change if legal challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act prove successful. She works full-time, is in her third year of college and loves to write to express herself. Ralls said that some bases reporting increases in discharges had few, if any, reports of unchecked harassment. Please upgrade your browser. Although there were isolated instances in which service personnel met with limited success through lawsuits, efforts to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people serving either legislatively or through the courts initially proved unsuccessful.
Pocan said the legislation represented the same policies as those currently in place, but was needed because "without having it in law, it could change at some date in the future with a different administration.
Conduct Unbecoming: It failed in September, when Sen. Daryl Desimone told a class of Marines at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego, after being asked about benefits for gay military personnel. I served my country proudly and honorably, and my spouse is still serving our country.
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