USA, Texas: National Guard Won’t Process Benefit Requests for Same Sex Couples

Written by scott on September 3rd, 2013

Texas National Guard LogoGiving the US Government the middle finger, the Texas National Guard refuses to give benefits to married same sex partners of National Guard members.

Gay Star News reports:

The Texas National Guard defied a Department of Defense directive to provide benefits to the spouses of gay military personnel on Tuesday (3 September), the first day the benefits became available. The commanding general of Texas Military Forces is citing a Texas state law which bans same-sex marriage as the reason why. Maj. Gen. John Nichols, whose state agency oversees Texas’ National Guard units, is encouraging the gay couples to instead enroll for benefits at one of the 22 bases in the state that are operated by the Department of Defense, according to the Associated Press.

Yes, this makes total sense. Because Texas law trumps federal law.

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