Mayor de Blasio joins chorus of Democrat pols urging Gov. Cuomo to resign. Taiwan is the only place in Asia to have legalized same-sex marriage , with more than 4, such couples marrying since the legislation passed in May The mass wedding with couples was the first time same-sex couples have been wed and celebrated at a military ceremony. Both couples viewed their ceremonies with a sense of responsibility towards representing the LGBT community.
Gay Marriage in The Military?
Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender in The US Military
Campaigners for equality in the military have raised concerns about a draft Pentagon plan to extend partner benefits to gay couples, saying it would force service members to get married even if they are stationed in one of the 37 states where same-sex marriage is illegal. A draft memo from Chuck Hagel, the defence secretary, proposes that gay or lesbian service personnel must be married in order for their partners to qualify for benefits. If they live in states where gay marriage is illegal, the plan suggests they be granted 10 days leave to travel to a state where it is permitted. An earlier proposal, announced before the decision by the supreme court in June to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act Doma , would have required gay and lesbian couples to sign a declaration that they were committed partners.
GAY RIGHTS IN THE MILITARY; The Pentagon's New Policy Guidelines on Homosexuals in the Military
The United States military formerly excluded gay men , bisexuals , and lesbians from service. In , the United States Congress passed, and President William "Bill" Clinton signed a law instituting the policy commonly referred to as " Don't ask, don't tell " DADT which allowed gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. Although there were isolated instances in which service personnel were met with limited success through lawsuits, efforts to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people serving either legislatively, or through the courts initially proved unsuccessful. In , two federal courts ruled the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual service personnel unconstitutional, and on July 6, , a federal appeals court suspended the DADT policy.
However, there was conflicting and incomplete information about when that will happen, but recently DoD announced it will roll out registration starting 3 September Generally, yes the military will recognize your marriage as valid if it was valid in the state where the marriage took place. A state-issued marriage certificate is normally all you need.