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You've likely seen the rec-listed diaries by Angelajean and Scott Wooledge about the female spouse of an Army Officer at Fort Bragg who, because her partner is female, was being denied membership in the Officer's Spouse's club on base.

I am please to report that the battle is over, and the good gals won.

Ashley Broadway, left, Lt. Colonel Heather Mack, and their two-year old son

FORT BRAGG, N.C. A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses' club said late Friday that she has been invited to become a full member.

Ashley Broadway told the Associated Press that she received the invitation from the club's board in an email Friday...

n an email... the board of the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses writes that ... " ((from now on)) any Spouse of an active duty commissioned or warrant Officer with a valid marriage certificate from any state or district in the United States is eligible for ABOS membership."

The email continues, We would like to offer you to become a full member of ABOS.

It took massive amounts of publicity and, I suspect, the admission days ago by the President's press secretary that "the President is aware of this issue, it has his attention." to bring the Officers' Spouses' club board around.  But come around they did.  And it looks like the group will be far better off for it.
Broadway said she's looking forward to becoming involved in club activities.

"I'm not one to hold grudges or anything," she said. "I hope to get to know these ladies and we'll go from there - do activities, so that we can better the lives of people here at Fort Bragg."

This all will only come to a end if and when the Supreme Court rules DOMA unconstitutional. But it's a nice victory to savor as we wait for the nine Justices to decide whether same-sex couples are entitled to the equal protection of Federal law, both in and out of the military.

Originally posted to jpmassar on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM PST.

Also republished by Kossacks for Marriage Equality, Milk Men And Women, Angry Gays, and Military Community Members of Daily Kos.

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