ty for the infoThe military currently roots out fraudulant marriages. They are one of the few government agencies that do (they may be one of the few that legally can given privacy rights). Male/female couples now hook up in marriage for bennies. They are generally referred to as "contract marriages". Now, it is rare because most people figure they either get BAH anyway (most are eligible by E-5 or E-6, depending on the branch) or they figure its not worth the risk since the person could always claim a legitimate marriage and take good portions of your money from a divorce. That little bit of BAH (which goes to your housing costs anyway, particularly if you weren't eligible for BAH prior to the marriage since most commands require E-5 and below that are married to live in housing and housing gets all of your BAH automatically) is nothing compared to being tied down in a marriage you have to pretend to. Plus, you can get into trouble for adultery if you are married in such a marriage and sleeping with other people and caught. Doing this sort of thing with someone of the same sex would be even more risky since they could easily look and see how many people knew the person or suspected they were gay (most didn't exactly hide it) prior to the marriage. It would look mighty suspicious.