In the U.S. military, homosexuals will give additional benefits - all sorts of benefits and even living space
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In the U.S. military, homosexuals will give additional benefits - all sorts of benefits and even living space

Washington : DC : USA | Feb 12, 2013 at 3:17 AM PST
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The Pentagon has extended social benefits for the military who are in same-sex unions, and their partners, equating them in to heterosexual spouses, the statement said U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

"Discrimination based on sexual orientation is no longer a place in the army. Additional benefits such as health insurance or providing housing, now allowed by law for (heterosexual) couple and can not, therefore, apply to same-sex partners" - said on Monday a memorandum of the Ministry.

Innovations will take effect by the end of August 2013. Same-sex partners, in particular, will have the right to visit each other in the hospital, access to education and youth support and compensation in case of death of a partner. According to the Pentagon, the new rules will affect about 5.6 thousand active troops and 17,000 reservists, National Guard, and retired military.

rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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