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Military benefits for same-sex couples

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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http://www.navytimes.com/news/2013/02/military-same-sex-couples-benefits-extended-020513/

What are your thoughts on this?

I personally think it's one step closer to equality. I just hope some day, same-sex spouses will be able to receive full benefits.


by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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Aslen
by Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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We're slowly joining the REST of the world.... THANK GOD!

nataliesmom2012
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I think this is just awesome. Now if only they can start receiving full benefits.

Quoting Aslen:

We're slowly joining the REST of the world.... THANK GOD!


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 

nataliesmom2012
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Scam for benefits? Is shopping at the commissary really a benefit people try to scam for?

Quoting Anonymous:

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 


SierraLynn
by Just Me on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM
Free medical is.

Quoting nataliesmom2012:

Scam for benefits? Is shopping at the commissary really a benefit people try to scam for?

Quoting Anonymous:

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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Affording them same spouse benefits will lead to even more "contract" marriages. 

Quoting nataliesmom2012:

Scam for benefits? Is shopping at the commissary really a benefit people try to scam for?

Quoting Anonymous:

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 



nataliesmom2012
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:54 PM

If you read the article, it states that same-sex couples will not receive medical benefits.

Quoting SierraLynn:

Free medical is.

Quoting nataliesmom2012:

Scam for benefits? Is shopping at the commissary really a benefit people try to scam for?

Quoting Anonymous:

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 



nataliesmom2012
by on Feb. 5, 2013 at 6:57 PM

The only benefits they're offering them are access to bases, commissaries, and family services such as helping spouses find jobs and family counseling. I don't know of ANYBODY who would try to scam the government for such things.

Quoting Anonymous:

Affording them same spouse benefits will lead to even more "contract" marriages. 

Quoting nataliesmom2012:

Scam for benefits? Is shopping at the commissary really a benefit people try to scam for?

Quoting Anonymous:

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 




TippyD
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

i believe what the previous posters are saying.. is as time goes on and more benefits get approved, then yeah, i think more contract marriages are going to show up:/  contract marriages are already an issue... I cant even begin to imagine how bad it will be if people not wanting to get married figure out it is a good way to get a roommate with no expectations...

4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Really? That's naive.


Quoting nataliesmom2012:

The only benefits they're offering them are access to bases, commissaries, and family services such as helping spouses find jobs and family counseling. I don't know of ANYBODY who would try to scam the government for such things.

Quoting Anonymous:

Affording them same spouse benefits will lead to even more "contract" marriages. 

Quoting nataliesmom2012:

Scam for benefits? Is shopping at the commissary really a benefit people try to scam for?

Quoting Anonymous:

Now more servicemembers can scam for benefits. 





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