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Lawmakers seek to ensure gay troops have VA benefits

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Yet more benefits we seem to have to beg for from a friendly administration.

In the letter to Gates, the lawmakers note that service members separated under ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” may not have received “honorable” discharges. Some discharged troops may have received a “general” or “other than honorable” discharge, the lawmakers write, and those discharged under the prior regulatory ban could have received a “dishonorable” discharge. The letter states that these designations could impair these service members’ ability to receive veterans benefits.

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