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National Guard says it’s in compliance on ID cards for same sex spouses

National Guard says it’s in compliance on ID cards for same sex spouses

Four days after being criticized by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for failing to fully comply with Department of Defense rules granting rights to same sex couples in the military, the National Guard today announced that it was now in full compliance with Hagel’s directive.

The Florida National Guard was one of nine that refused to grant the Department of Defense identification cards to same-sex spouses of Guard members.

The change was announced in a terse statement issued Monday afternoon.

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