Depends What The Meaning Of “Spouse” Is

Posted by | April 1, 2008 14:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Tammy Baldwin, the only openly gay woman in congress married her girlfriend in 1998, but that’s not good enough for the Pentagon, which wouldn’t allow Baldwin’s partner, Lauren Azar, to travel with her without approval from the House speaker.  Baldwin’s home state, Wisconsin, doesn’t recognize gay marriage. 

According to Politico:

The main issue with Baldwin’s trip concerns the definition of the term “spouse.”

So our taxpayer dollars are at work diddling over whether Tammy Baldwin should be allowed to bring someone she married with her on a trip, but because that someone is the same gender there must be a jumping through of hoops.  When will we be mature enough as a country not to get caught up in whether a spouse is of the same or a different gender?

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