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Sun December 1, 2013
Texas and Oklahoma Now Complying with Spousal Benefits Order
The Texas and Oklahoma National Guard is now complying with an order from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel that requires state National Guard units to process federal marriage benefits for same sex spouses of guardsmen according to the New York Times.
The order also extended benefits to same sex spouse of military service members.
The Supreme Court struck down a law that prevented federal recognition of same sex marriages.
West Virginia has also followed the order. Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana are still defying the directive.