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VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple

VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has decided to allow the same-sex spouse of a member of the military to be buried in a U.S. national cemetery. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki used his discretionary authority to allow the burial of Nancy Lynchild’s ashes, the agency said Thursday The VA said the request was the first of its kind that Shinseki was asked to consider, and the first he has approved.
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