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How DOMA hurts our military families

Patrick Murphy explains how the Supreme Court owes it to Ben Schock and Matthew Phelps to recognize their marriage for exactly what it is, and should strike down DOMA as well.

Last December, U.S. Marine Corps. Captain Matthew Phelps got down on one knee and proposed to the person he loved most in the world. It was one of the happiest moments of his life. The fact that it occurred in the White House made it all that much sweeter. Pictures of the moment went viral, popping up all over Twitter and Facebook.

Amazingly, while most Americans can recognize how special that moment was, our government continues to deny its significance. That’s because Matthew is gay, and due to that fact alone, his soon-to-be husband, Ben Schock, will be denied hundreds of benefits that we routinely give to military families.

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Patrick Murphy

Senior Fellow