Marine Corps Calls for Same-Sex Inclusion in Spouses’ Clubs
January 10, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
The Marine Corps has called on military spouses’organizations operating on base to admit same-sex spouses.
The orders come in response to an ongoing situation in North Carolina, in which Ashley Broadway, who is married to a female lieutenant colonel at Fort Bragg, was denied access to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses.
Despite being lawfully married to a military officer, Broadway is not permitted a military ID card under current Pentagon regulations.
In a memo released yesterday, the Marine Corps commandant’s Staff Judge Advocate notes that private institutions are allowed to operate on-base if they adhere to non-discrimination policies.
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