by Max Brantley
The Obama administration says it will not defend the law that prevents giving equal military benefits to same-sex couples. Legally married couples. Attorney General Eric Holder wrote:
The legislative record of these provisions contains no rationale for providing veterans’ benefits to opposite-sex couples of veterans but not to legally married same-sex spouses of veterans. Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of Veterans Affairs identified any justifications for that distinction that would warrant treating these provisions differently from Section 3 of DOMA.
If Rick Santorum hasn't already started screaming and Republimentalists haven't already lined up to hire their own lawyers, I'd be surprised.