While gays in the military are set to celebrate the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell, there's still one more hurdle they will have yet to overcome.
With gay marriage being legal in many states like Washington D.C. and New York, more and more couples plan to get married. Unfortunately, for those in the military, they will be unable to share their benefits with their spouses.
The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman, which prohibits the Defense Department from extending benefits to gay couples, even if they were married legal in those particular states.
Navy medical corpsman Andrew James says: