Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel: We Will Begin To Implement DOMA Changes At Once
"Every person who serves our nation in uniform stepped forward with courage and commitment. All that matters is their patriotism, their willingness to serve their country and their qualifications to do so. Today's ruling helps ensure that all men and women who serve this country can be treated fairly and equally, with the full dignity and respect they so richly deserve." - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, via press release.