Don't Ask Don't Tell en Same-sex military couples “elated” by news of some spousal benefits, say full equality is needed <p>Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced yesterday that in line with the repeal of the military's “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy, some spousal benefits will be given to same-sex service members and their partners. The federal law known as the Defense of Marriage Act still prohibits many of the major spousal benefits, like housing and health care, from being extended to same-sex couples. But Panetta's announcement still had advocates for gay service members cheering. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:21:15 +0000 Joanna Richards 33212 at Fort Drum soldier talks about life both before and after Don't Ask Don't Tell <p>WRVO's Joanna Richards meets with "Ryan" and his partner, "Billy", who speak about life in the military before and after the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:52:13 +0000 Joanna Richards 7544 at