Same-sex spouses of service members and Defense Department civilians could start receiving benefits no later than Sept. 3, the Defense Department announced Wednesday. Any couple with a valid marriage license will be eligible, regardless of sexual orientation.
The announcement came after a review of the department's benefit policies following the Supreme Court's ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and in consultation with the Justice Department and other executive branch agencies.
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