Marine Corps to spouse clubs: Allow same-sex members or you can't operate on base
Ashley Broadway, left, and her wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack.
January 10th, 2013
01:33 PM ET

Marine Corps to spouse clubs: Allow same-sex members or you can't operate on base

It apparently takes more than a few good men, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. It takes all kinds of people to support military families, including same-sex spouses of service members.

CNN published a story this week about a woman married to a female lieutenant colonel at Fort Bragg who believes she was rejected from an officers' spouse club because she's gay.  Less than a day later, Maj. Gen. Vaughn Ary advised Marine Corps legal staff such clubs conducting business on its bases must admit same-same spouses. If they do not, the clubs will be barred from meeting on any Marine Corps installation. Read the full story

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  3. GeorgeW

    Okay -another try at ANYTHING other than concentrating on fixing this economy. Taxing the "rich" isn't going to do it, even at a 200% tax. This topic is just another DIVERSION to get america divided and not watching the next $35Billion increase in China trade deficit this next month or the several thousand more jobs being outsourced, or gathering information on the hundreds of thousands of jobs outsourced that our graduating college seniors should be taking, as the IRS continues to allow those expenses for outsourcing to be tax deductible, shirking US payroll taxes, local, state, and federal income tax as well.

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    January 24, 2013 at 2:35 am | Reply
  4. Jocho Johnson

    I'm sure the gays will be drinking lots of Bailey's to celebrate

    January 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Reply
  5. g.r.r.

    Good for the corp.
    If the wife can serve overseas and put her life on the line, then the other wife should have access to the same privileges.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Reply
    • JosephS

      You realize this does nothing for these women right? Fort Bragg is an Army installation and her military "spouse" is an Army LTC – not a marine nor a Marine installation. The marines are only saying this to prevent a similar situation within their own organization.

      January 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Reply
  6. Ann

    Why do you want to join the "spouse" club? Most of all they do is gossip about other spouses. Find something else productive to do with your time. Seriously.

    January 11, 2013 at 1:40 am | Reply
  7. israel rules you

    stay stupid and gaye . . . it is how we israeli love our slaves.

    January 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Reply
    • Dallas

      I'm sure God will show you his gratefulness pretty soon too!

      January 11, 2013 at 8:02 am | Reply
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    January 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Reply
    • me

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      January 10, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Reply
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