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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal: Gay Military Spouses Still Won't Receive Equal Benefits

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AN DIEGO, CA - JULY 16: Military personel march down University Avenue during the San Diego gay pride parade July 16, 2011 in San Diego, California. About 200 active-duty troops and veterans from every branch of the military participated for the first time in the march as the ban on the government policy on homosexuals serving in armed forces, or 'Don't ask Don't Tell', remains in flux in the justice system (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images) | Getty

Don't Ask, Don't Tell is dead. But the fight for equality in the military is nowhere near finished. While the official end of DADT at midnight on Monday is a historic turning point, unresolved issues with the Defense of Marriage Act and military regulations mean that servicemembers and their partners in same-sex relationships will continue to suffer second-class treatment.

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