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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on December 6th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Gay Spouses Can Now Shop at USFK Commissaries

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I figured this would eventually be worked out:

U.S. Forces Korea last week decided to grant full marriage benefits to same-sex couples, meaning the spouses of gay and lesbian servicemembers and U.S. civilians living in South Korea can now shop at the commissary and post exchanges.

The decision comes after USFK officials deliberated for months on whether granting such benefits to gay couples would violate the status of forces agreement in a country where gay unions are not recognized.  [Stars & Stripes]

 

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  • tbonetylr
    9:41 pm on December 6th, 2013 1

    Let’s just speed up the closing of those Commissaries already, there, issue over. :cool:

  • Bob
    9:44 pm on December 6th, 2013 2

    so let me ask, if you are a “straight couple” meaning a man and a woman and are “just shacking up” and are not married, can your “partner” use the PX and Commissaries then? Or is this just another “special privilege” for gays only?

  • Bob
    10:15 pm on December 6th, 2013 3

    “The decision comes after USFK officials deliberated for months on whether granting such benefits to gay couples would violate the status of forces agreement in a country where gay unions are not recognized.”

    That’s it, blame SOFA for having dragged your feet.

  • Bob
    10:16 pm on December 6th, 2013 4

    #2,

    If you’re “shaking up”, you may be married without knowing it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common-law_marriage_in_the_United_States

  • Mike
    11:04 am on December 7th, 2013 5

    @BOB / Comment #2

    so let me ask, if you are a “straight couple” meaning a man and a woman and are “just shacking up” and are not married, can your “partner” use the PX and Commissaries then? Or is this just another “special privilege” for gays only?

    It isn’t a “special privilege” to gay couples. Gay couples in this context refers to the fact that they are legally married to one another or in a civil union, or whatever. If you are just shacking up as you say (obviously you are well over 40), then you aren’t necessarily married.

    And yes, I know some states may say that you are, the same way some laws still exist about wearing dresses after 7pm on a Sunday. Moot point.

  • Ole Tanker
    12:50 pm on December 7th, 2013 6

    Soon the Commisary isles will be clogged with Filipino/a cross dressors.
    GI! Watch out for drinky boy!

  • Leon LaPorte
    3:14 pm on December 7th, 2013 7

    USFK were SOFA blamers
    when they wanted to exclude all the flamers
    they tried to confuse
    but everyone saw through the ruse
    now the homos can buy all their capers

  • Simon The Good
    4:05 pm on December 7th, 2013 8

    All of the ajumma stocking up on everything for their black market stores and no one bats an eye. Frank and Fisty, a legally married couple in Obama’s military, want to buy some vaseline and KY for New Year’s Eve and suddenly there’s a problem?

  • ChickenHead
    10:33 pm on December 7th, 2013 9

    Ignored by USFK coppers,
    AAFES fed black market shoppers.
    Will they investigate well
    when they suddenly sell
    more Crisco, gerbils, and poppers?

    …and case after case of gob stoppers?

  • ChickenHead
    8:13 pm on December 10th, 2013 10

    Q: How is black marketing like finishing up with your gay USFK dependent?

    A: At the end of the night, meat slides out the back door.

  • ChickenHead
    10:08 pm on December 13th, 2013 11

    Q: How is USFK’s ability to issue ration cards like your secretly gay USFK dependent?

    A: Although they will try to cloud the issue, in the end, they both have a mandate.

 

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