Guard to let same-sex couples sign for benefits

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department approved a new procedure for enrolling National Guard members and their dependents for benefits.

"We're going to go back to business as usual. It will be full service," Lt. Col. Joanne MacGregor, a Texas Guard spokeswoman, told the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1865FGH ), referring to the decision that came late Tuesday.

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