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    Re: Pentagon moves to extend benefits to gay spouses

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    We have had talented professionals in the military for years, and guess what, they weren't even allowed to say they were gay. So your argument is invalid.
    And this caused some serious losses for the military. I personally know a woman who signed the paperwork admitting she was gay because she had an offer from a prominent company that was willing to pay her much better than the military and also recognize her partner for medical and extra benefits, whereas in the Navy she had to hide the very fact that she was gay not to mention not even being able to attempt to marry her partner. The field she and I were in is severely undermanned and I'm sure she wasn't the only one who got out because of this.
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    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Pentagon moves to extend benefits to gay spouses

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Wrong. The alternative being considered was to grant these benefits to service members' gay partners that were not even spouses since they were then legally barred from marriage. That would have been far more expensive.
    Some benefits. They wouldn't have gotten the most expensive ones, such as medical, dental, housing, and a few others, not as long as DOMA was in place.

    I feel that since I am able to get these benefits, there is no reason that same sex spouses shouldn't also get them.
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