Charlie Morgan, a lesbian National Guardsman fighting Stage IV breast cancer, has been asking to meet with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), but his office refused to respond until the Huffington Post reached out for comment. Morgan hopes to convince Boehner to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court so that her stay-at-home wife, Karen, will not be denied survivor benefits if she dies. Karen is also not currently eligible for health care or other privileges through Charlie, even though their four-year-old daughter, Casey Elena, is. Read Charlie’s letter to Boehner here.
Boehner Will Meet With Cancer-Stricken Lesbian Servicemember