DOMA http://wrkf.org en Pentagon Pushes States On Benefits For Same-Sex Couples http://wrkf.org/post/pentagon-pushes-states-benefits-same-sex-couples Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the National Guard Bureau to resolve a dispute that is making it difficult for same-sex couples to receive military benefits.<p>The Pentagon <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/14/211978987/pentagon-details-plan-to-extend-benefits-to-same-sex-spouses">started to recognize same-sex marriages</a> soon after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this summer. But some states are resisting.<p>Alicia Butler is the same-sex spouse of a member of the National Guard living in Austin, Texas. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:51:00 +0000 Larry Abramson 18271 at http://wrkf.org Pentagon Pushes States On Benefits For Same-Sex Couples Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle http://wrkf.org/post/gay-marriage-battle-shifts-states Gay rights activists celebrated two big victories this week before the U.S. Supreme Court, as justices overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for same-sex marriages in California.<p>Now gay marriage opponents and supporters are turning their attention to individual states, like New Jersey, where polls show most residents support same-sex marriage. So far, one person, Gov. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:21:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 12652 at http://wrkf.org Gay Marriage Now A State-By-State Battle