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Leon Panetta extends military benefits to same-sex couples

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As one of his last acts in office, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta extended additional military benefits to gay and lesbian couples Monday, saying discrimination based on sexual orientation “has no place in the Department of Defense.” These encompass 20 benefits such as education, hospital visitation, casualty notification, travel, transportation, identification cards, family counseling, relocation assistance, [...] [Read More]