Gay Soldiers Sue Government for Equal Protection for Spouses

Gay people just got the right to serve openly in the military and they're already causing drama. At least it's good drama this time. A bunch of married gay soldiers have sued the government claiming the Defense of Marriage Act violates the constitution because it blocks the military from acknowledging their unions.

The couples, who are legally married in some states, argue their spouses deserve the same rights and benefits as other military spouses. Sounds fair to me! The suit was filed by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which used to fight "don't ask, don't tell," cases. Good to see that they've found a reason for their continued existence.

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