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Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples

Less than two months after the Defense Department launched an inquiry into how to recognize same-sex couples, each National Guard organization is now falling in line to observe the policy.


Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits

The wife of a female member of the Texas National Guard says she was denied housing benefits despite going through the extra steps required for same-sex couples to receive benefits.

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard to look into the matter.


WATCH: Pentagon Pressured to Curb Rogue National Guard Units Denying Gay Spousal Benefits

State National Guards in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma must extend benefits to married gay and lesbian service members, say two leading congressional Democrats.