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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:25 AM

UPDATE: Wife of female Army officer can join spouses club




Wife of female Army officer can join spouses club

FORT BRAGG, N.C. A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club said late Friday that she has been invited to become a full member.

Ashley Broadway told the Associated Press that she received the invitation from the club's board in an email Friday.

The invitation came on the same day that Broadway also learned she'd been named Fort Bragg's 2013 "Military Spouse of the Year" by Military Spouse magazine. She is married to Lt. Col. Heather Mack, who gave birth this week to the couple's second child, a baby girl.

"I'm pleased, I'm happy," Broadway said by phone Friday night. "As soon as things calm down with the baby, I want to get involved. I hate that it took so long for them to come to this conclusion. But I think things happen for a reason. I'm a very devout Christian. I've had faith in God this whole time. I think if anything it's brought up a larger issue: We have two classes of service members and how they're... not treated equally."

"Looking back, it's been a blessing in disguise because people are talking... in Washington, this is being talked about," she added.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130126/us-military-same-sex-couples/?utm_hp_ref=homepage&ir=homepage



Edited to add...

Earlier related DU OP below...
Rebuffed by Fort Bragg spouses club, lesbian Army wife named base's 'spouse of the year'
http://sync.democraticunderground.com/10022258250

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Tx4obama Jan 2013 OP
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Solly Mack Jan 2013 #4

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:35 AM

1. sucks how it had to go down..but..

good for her.

It's about time we start forcing people to look at their prejudices and join the real world

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:33 AM

2. The White House and the Pentagon

refused to act when the spouse's club denied her membership. A second organization of military wives got busy to address the problem. Thanks for nothing brass and good for the women.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:49 AM

3. Bet me to it

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 08:55 AM

4. K&R

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