Separate-but-Equal Marriage Benefits?

State National Guard units have always saluted two masters: the President and the governor. That tension turned into a standoff in seven states when the Pentagon ordered the military to recognize same-sex marriage after a recent Supreme Court ruling. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas--all Southern states that don't recognize gay marriage--have decided that same-sex spousal ID cards allowing access to military benefits won't be issued at state facilities. Instead, troops will have to obtain them at federal sites, sometimes much farther away.

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin says Washington "cannot simply ignore our laws or the will of...

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