Saturday, June 27, 2015
Same-sex marriage ruling applies to military bases
One of my Facebook friends (associated with fighting “don’t ask don’t tell in the Marine Corps in the 1990s) has forwarded a story from Instinct Magazine, that the same-sex marriage ruling Friday does extend to military bases, link here. It does NOT deal with any transgender issues (or even the idea of which gender someone is in the eyes of the law).
One of the interesting paradoxes is that the 1993 DADT policy considered “attempting to marry a member known to be of the same biological sex” a triggering factor for discharge – ironically years in advance of the time when gay marriage would be legal, but prescient.