Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, answers a question during a news conference at the Pentagon, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Hagel, following the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples, said the Pentagon would begin the process to extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, answers a question during a news conference at the Pentagon, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Hagel, following the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples, said the Pentagon would begin the process to extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, answers a question during a news conference at the Pentagon, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Hagel, following the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples, said the Pentagon would begin the process to extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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