"Openly Gay Servicemember: Military Has Been ‘Wonderful And Incredibly Supportive’ Since DADT Repeal"
Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard and her wife Karen appeared on MSNBC this morning to discuss their participation in the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network’s lawsuit against the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Charlie — who is battling breast cancer — says her wife would not be eligible for survivor benefits if her health were to take a turn for the worse as a result of the discriminatory law, which prohibits the federal government from granting benefits to same-sex couples. Charlie and Karen also noted that servicemembers and military spouses have been “wonderful and incredibly supportive.” “General [Craig] Bennett, our Army New Hampshire National Guard general came and actually talked to us and told us he was happy to have us there,” Charlie said. Watch it: