Pentagon To Extend Some Military Benefits To Same-Sex Partners

Feb 11, 2013
Originally published on February 11, 2013 5:28 pm

The Pentagon announced on Monday that it will offer benefits to same-sex military couples, including access to base facilities. But the military stopped short of providing base housing and burial at Arlington National Cemetery, saying those are still under review. Other benefits — like health care — are prohibited by federal law under the Defense of Marriage Act.