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Same-Sex Married Couples Still Ineligible for Veterans Benefits

Same-Sex Married Couples Still Ineligible for Veterans Benefits

Gay married couples are ineligible to receive the same federal veterans benefits afforded to straight couples, according to a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter, obtained by the Washington Blade on Tuesday, cites Title 38 of the U.S. Code, which “define[s] ‘spouse’ and surviving spouse’ to refer only to a person of the opposite sex."

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