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BOSTON, October 27 (UPI) -- Members of the military and veterans who say their spouses are unfairly denied benefits are mounting a legal challenge to the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs plan to file a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Boston, The Washington Post reported.The lead plaintiffs are Shannon McLaughlin, a major in the Massachusetts National Guard, and her wife, Casey McLaughlin.

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Travelling Man

This is about 35 days late, as I expected a suit like this to be filed within 24-hours of DA/DT being repealed.

I hope they win. (and for those that don't know, I am retired military AND an uber-conservative!)

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rashore

Well rock on to that!! I hope they win too- I think it's a shame that same sex mates aren't accorded the same respect and rights that opposite sex mates are.

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MstrMsn

This is about 35 days late, as I expected a suit like this to be filed within 24-hours of DA/DT being repealed.

I hope they win. (and for those that don't know, I am retired military AND an uber-conservative!)

Maybe members of the Massachusetts National Guard, but not all military personnel.

Considering the federal government hasn't taken marriage away from the states, and there are still many states that won't allow gay marriage, I don't really see this happening.

Consider it this way... when Massachusetts first allowed gay marriage, there were many out of state couples that came here to get married. Then, certain parts of divorce laws were changed, making it so that you can only divorce in the state you get married in.

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