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Va. National Guard Extends Benefits to Same Sex Couples

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The Virginia National Guard will comply with a Defense Department policy to extend benefits to spouses of gay service members.

Governor Bob McDonnell says legally married same-sex partners of Virginia Guard members will be eligible for the same federal benefits as heterosexual married couples.

Conservative Republican Delegate Bob Marshall was urging the governor to defy the federal directive.

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