USA, Louisiana: State is Third to Deny Benefits to National Guard’s Gay/Lesbian Soldiers

Written by scott on September 6th, 2013

Louisiana National Guard LogoAfter Texas and Mississippi, the next state over has also declined to process benefits claims for same sex partners of its National Guard soldiers.

Towleroad.com reports:

Earlier this week, Towleroad reported that both Texas and Mississippi were refusing to comply with orders from the Pentagon to begin offering partner benefits to troops with same-sex spouses, based on state laws banning same-sex marriage. Now Louisiana has joined them: The Louisiana National Guard won’t process benefits for same-sex couples because the state Constitution does not recognize gay marriage, a spokesman confirmed Wednesday. The directive directly contradicts a Pentagon policy issued Tuesday requiring the military to honor such benefits requests.

Block, block, block. Then sabotage, sabotage, sabotage. That’s all they know how to do.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. tjchase says:

    I think we should take all the southern states and evict them from the union. Make them follow the new policy or penalize them. This is where much of your hate and bigotry comes from

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