Same-sex partners see benefits in military

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is not extending some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members even though it legally could because the complex issue requires more review and has triggered concerns among military leaders, senior Pentagon officials said Monday.

A new department memo detailed a number of other benefits that will be extended to same-sex partners, including identification cards that will provide access to commissaries and other services. Some access to base housing is not specifically prohibited and could be offered in the future.

—Compiled from
Associated Press reports