Obama steps up again for equal rights | Arkansas Blog

Friday, February 17, 2012

Obama steps up again for equal rights

Posted By on Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 2:57 PM

The Obama administration says it will not defend the law that prevents giving equal military benefits to same-sex couples. Legally married couples. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote:

The legislative record of these provisions contains no rationale for providing veterans’ benefits to opposite-sex couples of veterans but not to legally married same-sex spouses of veterans. Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Veterans Affairs identified any justifications for that distinction that would warrant treating these provisions differently from Section 3 of DOMA.

If Rick Santorum hasn't already started screaming and Republimentalists haven't already lined up to hire their own lawyers, I'd be surprised.

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