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house Bill H.R. 683

Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act

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      house Committees
      Committee on Armed Services
      Military Personnel
      Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedFebruary 14th, 2013

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Title

Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act

Official Title

To amend titles 10, 32, 37, and 38 of the United States Code, to add a definition of spouse for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse.

Summary

Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act - Considers a person a spouse, for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veterans' benefits, if the marriage of the individual is valid in the state in which the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any state, if the marriage is valid in the place in which the marriage was entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a state. Includes as a state the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. territories and possessions.

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