Pentagon Set To Announce Same-Sex Military Spouses Eligible For Benefits

Wednesday the Pentagon is expected to announce that same-sex spouses of military members will become eligible for benefits as early as next month.

A senior defense official tells NBC News the Pentagon will extend the same benefits to legally married same-sex couples that are provided to heterosexual couples.

The benefits include healthcare, housing, and other benefits.

For service members who are stationed in a state where same-sex marriage is illegal, the military will provide up to 10 days leave for them to travel to a state where it is legal.

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