Gay Guardsman wins day
The New Hampshire National Guard has reversed its ruling that a gay Guardsman could not bring her spouse to an upcoming National Guard event following intervention efforts by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan was forbidden by Guard officials from bringing her spouse, Karen Morgan, to a yellow-ribbon event in North Conway this weekend. Shaheen said the event is part of an official military reintegration program, designed to help returning soldiers and their families deal with the transition back to life in the United States.
The ruling came after the recent repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, under which gay soldiers could not reveal their sexual orientation.