Pentagon Extends Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

Posted June 27, 2013 at 4:51pm

Just hours after the Supreme Court ruling, the Pentagon announced “that it would move to quickly extend all benefits given to opposite sex spouses to same-sex couples including medical, dental and housing allowances,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“Defense officials also said that same sex spouses would have the same rights to be buried alongside war veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.”

Said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: “The Department of Defense, will move very swiftly, expeditiously, on implementing the law, the decision of the Supreme Court. We think it’s the right decision, and we’re looking forward to taking that decision and implementing the required next steps.”