My older brother was in the Air Force. He joined out of college, having been a football and every other kind of star. He reupped and was headed to career service.
Today, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the department's benefit policies following the Supreme Court's ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies, the Defense Department will make spousal and family benefits available no later than Sept. The DOD remains committed to ensuring that all men and women who serve in the U.
This neighborhood is quiet. But mostly I love it because it is blessed with an abundance of good-looking fellas, almost all of whom are members of the Air Force. Because our neighborhood consists of mixed residences, with townhouses and stand-alone homes, we have a mixture of servicemen, everything from cute little freckle-faced airmen fresh out of basic and three to a townhouse, to young officers and their wives living in the houses.
What is it like to be a same-sex couple in the military? Is it any different than being married to someone of the opposite sex? No, not really.
The United States military formerly excluded gay menbisexualsand lesbians from service. Inthe United States Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed a law instituting the policy commonly referred to as " Don't ask, don't tell " DADT which allowed gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. Although there were isolated instances in which service personnel met with limited success through lawsuits, efforts to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people serving either legislatively or through the courts initially proved unsuccessful.
Gay Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried was found not guilty of all charges related to a allegation of sexual assault. Washington Blade photo by Michael Key.
The three defence services — the army, navy and the air force — bar homosexuality, although not explicitly. Army chief Gen. The Army Act bars both homosexuality and adultery and offenders, Rawat said, would continue to be punished under legislation governing the military. Rawat had initially been asked about the gay sex verdict.
The Marine Corps is not the only service affected. Victims of so-called revenge porn in the Marines United case have limited protection under military law if the photographs or videos were taken originally with their consent. Navy, Marine, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard investigators have "established a multi-service task force to expand the investigation," she said.
An unidentified army captain was sentenced to six months in jail, but the sentence was suspended for a year. Most South Korean men have to serve about two years in the military under a compulsory service law because the country faces a constant threat from North Korea. Gay men are not exempt, and rights groups say they face an extra burden of violence, bullying and verbal abuse. Last month, a South Korean military rights advocacy group accused the army of setting up fake profiles on dating apps in a bid to root out gay soldiers.