The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs rejected a bill that would have allowed spouses of veterans to receive benefits and more.
Do you remember Madelynn Taylor, the lesbian veteran to whom the veterans' cemetery in Idaho refused she was buried with her late wife? Well Madelynn decided to counter-attack.
Unlike Idaho, where same-sex couples who were part of the army are not currently allowed to be buried with their partner in the Veterans Cemetery because marriage equality is not yet legalized, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs announced that former Virginia LGBT fighters would be welcome.
Superior Court Judge of Alaska, Frank Pfiffner, said gay and lesbian couples should have the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as straight couples who are married have.
A group of married gay and lesbian soldiers decided to sue the federal government because it refuses them the recognition, benefits and family support which are granted to heterosexual soldiers but who are not granted to gays and to lesbians because of DOMA.