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posted Friday, October 7, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 40
Denied Veterans Benefits Over Same-Sex Marriage, Ex-Sailor Challenges Law
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Denied Veterans Benefits Over Same-Sex Marriage, Ex-Sailor Challenges Law

By JAMES DAO

In what experts say is the first case of its kind, a disabled Navy veteran from Connecticut is challenging the constitutionality of two federal laws that define marriage as being between opposite-sex partners, saying the government denied her veterans benefits because she is married to a woman.

The former sailor, Carmen Cardona of Norwich, married her partner in Connecticut last year. But when she applied for an increase in her monthly disability compensation because she was newly married, the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in Hartford rejected her application, citing a federal statute that defines a spouse as a person of the opposite sex.

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