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Georgia Nat'l Guard To Issue ID Cards To Same-Sex Spouses For Benefits

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The state's Department of Defense said that those identity cards will only be processed at federal Guard facilities so as not to run afoul of Georgia's constitutional ban on gay marriage, according to Reuters.

Spokesman Paul Mouilleseaux told Reuters that the National Guard is "working closely" on the issue with Mississippi, the only state remaining that refuses to comply with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's directive that state military units process benefits for same-sex spouses.