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The legislation is named after New Hampshire National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, who died earlier this year after a battle with breast cancer. Morgan's wife and daughter have not been eligible for certain survivor benefits because of the definition of 'spouse' in federal code. 

'Charlie Morgan' bill to provide benefits to same-sex military couples clears committee

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's legislation to extend benefits to same-sex military couples cleared a legislative hurdle Wednesday after it passed the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee on a bipartisan voice vote.


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