Same-sex Married Couples to Receive Veterans’ Benefits

The Washington Post reports that in reaction to the Supreme Court decision involving the Defense of Marriage Act earlier this summer, President Obama announced Wednesday that same-sex married couples would receive the same veterans’ benefits as married couples of the opposite sex. The new policy only applies to couples living in states that recognize same-sex marriage. Read more.

Medal of Honor Recipient has PTSD

The Associated Press reports that Army Sgt. Ty Carter received the Medal of Honor from President Obama on August 26 for his heroism during one of the most difficult battles of the war in Afghanistan. On Oct. 3, 2009, Carter and his 53 troops successfully fought against about 300 Taliban. Carter suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome and hopes to help Americans better understand what many veterans are going through. Read more.