Posted on Jun 30, 2015
COL Charles Williams
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In light of the recent supreme court decision, "the VA will extend benefits to same sex couples."

The repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in 2011 started these wheels in motion, then in 2013 the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was struck down. But, some benefits were in limbo. It appears all the obstacles have been cleared.

So, What are your thoughts?

Not my cup, but I am happy for my brothers and and sisters nonetheless.

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/veterans/2015/06/29/va-same-sex-couples/29471817/
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Yes, it makes sense- and just like every other couple they deserve benefits. But I marked "Other" because I feel like until every veteran can get care and the benefits THEY need. First and Foremost, veterans need help first. Unless its a gold star member- then straight, same sex- I don't care- they earned their benefits with the loss of their loved one.
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Well said!
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SGT George Crutcher III
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agreed!!
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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COL Charles Williams If they are married under the Supreme Court ruling and they are veterans of this country then the benefits need to be extended to them as well. We all might not agree with the government getting involved in these types of decisions and there may be some they don't agree with it period, but it is what it is and we need to take care of veterans no matter what their preference is or what they do with their personal lives! Yes, they should be entitled to benefits.
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In my opinion there will always be obstacles. If we should run out we will create new ones.
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COL Charles Williams
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Hooah, I suspect you are correct Capt (Join to see)
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