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“No Thanks”: Excluded Lesbian Army Wife To Spouses Club “Guest Membership” Offer


My wife wears the same uniform as the spouses of [the club] and she’s just as prepared to give her life for our country. I wake up each and every day to the reality that I’m not equal, that my 15 years of love and faithfulness to my wife and country does not mean I’ll receive support as a military spouse.”

Ashley Broadway, wife of Lt. Col. Heather Mack, responding to the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses offer of a “guest membership”, which she says treats her as less than equal, via the Los Angeles Times.

Photo: Ashley Broadway

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Jan 19, 2013
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    • Ruhlmann

      Good for her, don’t take the crumbs. That’s a beautiful family picture.

      Jan 19, 2013 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      Well done, they spit in your face and you told them to go fuck themselves. Absolutely the best move.

      You’d think putting your life on the line in service for your country would make people come together, not surprising the christians are once again showing how incompatible they are with modern society.

      Jan 19, 2013 at 9:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38

      @Ruhlmann: OMG their kid is SOOOO CUTE!

      Jan 19, 2013 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      You go girl! Create your OWN club that is inclusive of ALL people! All nationalities,gay or str8,one that includes EVERYONE and I guarantee you that their club will eventually be EMPTY.My mayor is a gay woman and has a wife and the city of Houston has rejected her calling her wife “The First Lady of Houston” Too bad,so sad,bc her wife IS THE FIRST LADY OF HOUSTON,!!

      Jan 19, 2013 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      And I thought DADT was the last straw. I urge everyone to email the ABOS. They can be reached at:


      Jan 20, 2013 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stephaniemotesbooks

      Hope you guys check out my first novel “After the Dawn”

      For Lieutenant Samantha ‘Sammy’ Yates, leaving the Marines wasn’t an option she ever wanted. Forced out of the service because of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, she tries to move on with her life– putting up a good facade to those who don’t know her very well. Alone, however; she is plagued with battle scars she can’t shake even two years after her tour.

      When successful psychiatrist, Sara Lawson, decided to move back to the only place she ever felt safe, the last thing she had on her mind was falling in love. Deciding to renovate the home she inherited from her grandmother, she crosses paths with Sammy, who is now working as a contractor. Sara spots something kindred in the woman’s hardened, but kind blue eyes.

      Each hiding their own secrets in the small Florida town, they both realize that the walls they had spent years perfecting have started to crack around one another. As they slowly build a friendship, can they keep each other safe from the danger that is speeding towards them?


      Jan 23, 2013 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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