Thu October 20, 2011
After Don't Ask Don't Tell- One Guard Member's Story
Charlie Morgan will be allowed to bring her same-sex partner to a family guard event this weekend, but says it's just the first step to true equality.
A New Hampshire National Guard member will be allowed to bring her same-sex partner to a family guard event this weekend.
The Guard originally said Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan couldn’t bring her spouse, Karen Morgan, to a service designed to help returning soldiers and their families deal with the transition back to civilian life.
The guard was following the Federal Defense of Marriage Act which prohibits the extension of military benefits to same-sex couples.
NHPR’s Rick Ganley spoke with Charlie Morgan and her spouse about the ordeal.
Charlie Morgan says despite the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, same-sex couples still face inequities in the military.