Out - but not in: Military club closes ranks to gay wife
Ashley Broadway, left, and her wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack. Broadway says a Fort Bragg spouse club rejected her.
January 8th, 2013
10:54 AM ET

Out - but not in: Military club closes ranks to gay wife

A gay member of the military and her spouse's experience may reflect a struggle at the nation's military bases to adapt culturally to the legal changes brought on by 2011's repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Though gay people can now serve openly, the military doesn't formally recognize same-sex marriage under the federal Defense of Marriage Act, a law passed in 1996 that denies many benefits to same-sex spouses. One of those benefits is military IDs.


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  2. acollor

    This is news? Who the f#$k cares? It's a private club they can do what they want. What's next? Are you going to pitch a fit when they admit you and then blow you off? You can't force acceptance so get over it. If you don't agree start your own damn club, but stop wasting everyone's time with this drivel.

    January 9, 2013 at 6:49 am | Reply
    • Bibi The Butcher and the B Vitch

      He he he . . . it's so fun to destroy Christian values and to replace them with foul traits we hold dear. It's okay to be gay and lesbian. It's okay to be trans-gender and you stupid Christian Americans better get used it. We want your sons to have gay partners. We want them to take it in the mouth and backside, since such acts are perfectly okay to do as we do it all the time.

      We been destroying your Christian values for more than a hundred years. We control your schools and what is taught in them. We destroy your minds with mindless television entertainment designed to destroy you Christian values.

      It's all part of our plan to keep you stupid Americans dumb and dumber.

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      January 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • KLARGAR

        What kind of drooling idiot are you ?

        January 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
  3. The Shadow Knows

    So they give her wife an I.D. Badge but they'll give them to Colonels who shout their own troops. Way to go knuckleheads. America is once again safe, from gay partners... Wholly cow, this is some dumb ***t.

    January 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Reply
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    January 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Reply
  5. Hahahahahahahaha

    Well look at the bright side. At least you are not in an Islamic country!!!!!!! Hahahahhahahahahaha

    January 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Reply

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