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Pentagon To Offer Some Benefits To Gay Spouses

NPR | Feb. 7, 2013 12:07 p.m.

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Ari Shapiro

Officials at the Pentagon could announce as soon as Thursday that they are extending some benefits to spouses of gay and lesbian servicemembers. Since nine states and Washington D.C. allow same-sex marriage, the Pentagon has struggled with whether and how to recognize these spouses.

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