14 Aug '13, 5pm

Some gay troops to get extra 'marriage leave': Gay service members who want to tie the knot may be e... #airforce

Gay service members who want to tie the knot may be eligible for up to 10 days of “marriage leave” so they can travel to a state that legally recognizes same-sex marriage, under a new Pentagon policy unveiled Wednesday. The new rules are part of the Defense Department’s push to extend full benefits to gay troops in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling in June that declared the federal law limiting recognition of same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional. Starting no later than Sept. 3, DoD will treat all couples who are married under state law equally, regardless of whether they are gay. All entitlements will be retroactive to the date of the Supreme Court ruling on June 26. That includes Tricare health coverage, housing allowance and family separation pay. To compensate for the fact that same-sex couples cannot legally marry in 37 states, DoD will grant special leave to g...

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