The Rainbow Minute presents:
Thursday, February 23 – "Captain Stephen Hill Takes Action" – Virginia State Delegate, Joe Morrissey
At a Republican debate in September of 2011, Captain Stephen Hill, a soldier serving in Iraq, asked the candidates their position on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. He was booed by some homophobic audience members.
A few weeks later, it was announced that Captain Hill and his husband Joshua Snyder had joined other same-sex military couples in suing the federal government for the same benefits as other military couples. The plaintiffs, each legally married, want the military to recognize their families. They seek the same benefits for their same-sex spouses that the military provides for opposite-sex spouses.
The case, filed in Massachusetts, challenges the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and provisions in Title 10, Title 32, and Title 38 of the U.S. Code, which keep the U.S. military from providing equal benefits.
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February 22nd, 2012
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