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Panetta: 'The Department Will Extend Additional Benefits to Same-Sex Partners'

Panetta: 'The Department Will Extend Additional Benefits to Same-Sex Partners'
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Monday that same-sex spouses of active members of the military will begin receiving protections that were previously denied to them. Panetta noted that the Pentagon was doing what it could, within the constraints imposed by the discriminatory so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
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