USA: Federal Judge Strikes Down Ban on Veterans Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Written by scott on August 30th, 2013

Department of Veteran's Affairs logoJust a couple days ago, we reported that same-sex military couples would be banned receiving veterans benefits by Title 38. Well, a federal judge just struck that down.

Buzz Feed reports:

A federal judge in California on Thursday found that, as with the ban on federal recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages, federal veterans’ benefits laws that limit those benefits to opposite-sex spouses are unconstitutional. Finding no rational basis for the definitions in Title 38 of the U.S. Code that limit provision of veterans’ benefits to opposite-sex couples, Judge Consuelo B. Marshall found those statutes unconstitutional — echoing the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this summer striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

One by one, these blatantly discriminatory laws are being brought down in the courts.

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