02 Apr '12, 11pm

GOP Wants to Deny Veteran With MS Full Disability Benefits | Care2 Causes

GOP Wants to Deny Veteran With MS Full Disability Benefits | Care2 Causes

The Republican House leadership has announced it will intervene in a Defense of Marriage Act lawsuit that challenges the federal ban’s denial of full disability benefits for the spouse of a military veteran coping with MS. Controversially BLAG will also defend another law, the military’s Section 101(3), (31) of Title 38, related to military benefits, even though no formal vote was held on whether the House should defend this aspect of the military code. Reports Metro Weekly: In a planned court filing obtained by Metro Weekly that is expected to be filed on Monday, April 2, the House Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group — which is controlled by a 3-2 House Republican leadership majority — will be asking the court to intervene in the case of Tracey Cooper-Harris and her wife, Maggie, who are suing the federal government for equal veterans benefits in a cased backed by the Souther...

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