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Military Spouse Club Offers Full Membership To Lesbian Wife

The Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses has finally offered Ashley Broadway, wife of a lesbian Army officer, full membership to its club. The group initially rejected membership for Broadway, then months later offered "guest" membership, which Broadway refused.

On its website, the ABOS posted a letter inviting Broadway to apply for full membership:

After further reviewing the constitution, by-laws and internal procedures, the ABOS Board felt that in order to ...

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Military Spouses' Club Offers Guest Membership To Lesbian

A military spouses' club that came under fire for denying membership to the wife of a lesbian soldier is now offering her "guest" membership.

But Ashley Broadway is rejecting the offer, calling it "just plain hurtful," according to the Los Angeles Times. Broadway had hoped for full membership.

As Home Post reported previously, Broadway attempted to join the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses after her wife, Army Lt. Col. Heather ...

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Military Spouse Group That Banned Lesbian To Review Policy

The Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses, under fire for denying membership to the wife of a lesbian soldier, has announced on its website it will review the policy it used to reject Ashley Broadway's membership request:

"In response to recent interest in the membership requirements of our organization, we will review the issue at our next board meeting. This will be our first opportunity for our board to discuss ...

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Pentagon Won't Intervene In Same-Sex Military Spouse Club Case

The Pentagon won't intervene in the decision by a military spouses club to deny membership to the wife of a lesbian soldier.

Department of Defense spokesman Nathan Christensen told NBC News:

The legal basis for the Pentagon’s stance is a department-wide “instruction” drafted in 2008, three years before the repeal of the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, said. That directive ensures that “non-federal ...

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Marines Tell Spouses Clubs To Admit Same-Sex Spouses

The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.

It's a step that the other service branches have not yet announced as they grapple with how to accommodate same-sex couples following repeal of the don't ask, don't tell policy that barred gays and lesbians from serving openly.

Underscoring the ...

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