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Equal benefits for married gay veterans

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CONCORD, N.H. -

The US Supreme Court ruling from earlier this summer grants same sex couples in the military shared benefits, but not veterans.

Now, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is working to get veterans the same benefits as active duty members of the military. The senator says she recieved a letter from Secretary Eric Shinseki that the VA will have to consider policy changes after the high court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

Shaheen has named the bill in honor of New Hampshire National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, whose wife and daughter were denied survivor and other benefits after Morgan's death from breast cancer early this year.

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