Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gay spouses fight for acceptance in the military

Military personnel in same sex-couples rejoiced after the overturning of the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in 2011. Since same-sex marriages are not recognized under federal law, spouses of gay military service members are barred from receiving medical and dental insurance. Click the link below for more on the story.

My take: I believe that since President Obama led the charge to repeal DADT then he should make provisions in his second term to ensure spouses of gay military members receive full health benefits as their heterosexual counterparts. This country was built on the principles on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. Who are we to judge others based on their sexual preference? Our country is moving forward not backward.