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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    And, sadly, if she gets deathly ill, her long time partner cannot visit her in her military hospital...

    I was actually under the impression that military marriages were possible? As were military spousal benefits. Am I wrong?

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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I was actually under the impression that military marriages were possible? As were military spousal benefits. Am I wrong?
    Not for LGBT soldiers.
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    Re: Smith becomes first gay general officer to serve openly

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    Not for LGBT soldiers.
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