Friday, March 04, 2011

Gay soldiers with dependents could soon be eligible for military housing

Bryant Jordan has a perceptive article in “Military.com” about the way the challenges to DOMA and the “gradual” repeat of DADT would affect the access of gay personnel with dependents to military housing. The upshot: sometimes they will be eligible soon, if they have real dependents.  There are still issues with recognition of gay couples as family units eligible for housing as couples, and these will persist.

Back in the 90s, some of us on the quasi-libertarian side of things had been starting to argue that the presence of real economic dependents ought to be a criteria for defining “marriage.” 

This is much more pleasing news that what happened earlier this week. 

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