USA, North Carolina: National Guard to Recognize Same Sex Marriages

Written by scott on September 10th, 2013

North Carolina MapBucking the Southern trend, officials announced the state’s National Guard will recognize same sex marriages.

WRAL reports:

The North Carolina National Guard announced Monday that it will begin recognizing same-sex marriages, a policy shift that could have substantial financial help for families not previously eligible for the same federal military benefits awarded to heterosexual couples. Spokesman Lt. Col. Maury A. Williams said the Guard will abide by U.S. Department of Defense orders extending benefits to the same-sex spouses of uniformed service members. Williams said couples who wed in states where same-sex marriage is legal can begin applying for benefits immediately.

Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, take note.

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