USA, Mississippi: State’s National Guard Will Also Deny Gay Servicemembers’ Benefits

Written by scott on September 4th, 2013

Mississippi MapJoining the Texas National Guard, who yesterday declared they would not process claims for benefits for same sex partners of National Guard members, Mississippi plans to do the same.

Towleroad.com reports:

Yesterday, Towleroad reported that Texas was refusing to comply with orders from the Pentagon to begin offering partner benefits to troops with same-sex spouses based on the state’s law banning same-sex marriage. Now Mississippi has joined them, saying it won’g issue applications from state-owned offices, the AP reports: Texas and Mississippi appeared to be the only two states limiting how and where same-sex spouses of National Guard members could register for identification cards and benefits, according to an Associated Press tally. Officials in 13 other states that also ban gay marriage — including Arizona, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan and Georgia — said Tuesday that they will follow federal law and process all couples applying for benefits the same.

They’re going to make us fight for every last fracking millimeter of progress, aren’t they?

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Meri Equality Justus says:

    unfortunately yes they are, they will not just give up on this because their bigoted ways are instilled in their blood lines, we are going to have to let our voices be heard. and let them know we refuse to give up.

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