The DOD policy has since withstood most court challenges, although the United States Supreme Court has refused to weigh in on the constitutionality of the policy, preferring to allow lower courts and the United States Congress to settle the matter.
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Military Family Life Military life is not easy, but we've got your back. Heather Skyler is a journalist and novelist who has written for wide variety of publications, including Newsweek. There are also rules about when military members can have their civilian husband or wife stationed with them.
This is a little less clear. After a customary day waiting period following Supreme Court rulings, the Pentagon will begin to make available to homosexual spouses all the benefits that heterosexual spouses enjoy, including burial at military cemeteries, defense officials said.
Common law marriages and engagements aren't recognized. This would likely have an impact for veterans receiving VA Disability compensation at the with dependents rate. If you're in the Army, you can marry just about anyone you please, even someone of the same gender, as of Preparing for deployment can seem like an uphill battle.
May The rst legal same-sex marriage in the United States takes place in Massachusetts. That decision brought an outcry from supporters of LGBT families. The White House announces that the policy will say "transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria -individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery -are disqualied from military service except under certain limited circumstances.