13 Mar '14, 11am

Gay military widow not getting death benefits via @CNNMoney #lgbt #military #milspouse #spouse

Gay military widow not getting death benefits via @CNNMoney #lgbt #military #milspouse #spouse

It's been well over a year since Tracy Dice Johnson lost her spouse to combat in Afghanistan, but she has yet to receive survivor benefits from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) Tracy Dice Johnson goes to bed each night dreaming about her wife Donna Johnson. She misses her most around the holidays, especially St. Patrick's Day -- the day they first met -- and Valentine's Day, their wedding anniversary . National Guard Staff Sgt. Donna Johnson was killed by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint she was helping set up in Khost, Afghanistan on Oct. 1, 2012. She was 29. "There is no time line on grief," said Tracy, who cries softly when she thinks about that day. She continues to grieve. But it's not recognized by the federal government. Nine months after the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex couples to participate in previously denied federal benefits, ...

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