This is Marine Captain Matthew Phelps, sitting next to his soon-to-be husband, talking about what’s going to happen when Matthew is transferred to Japan this summer.

“As far as the military is concerned, Ben won’t even be there.”

And this isn’t the Pentagon’s fault anymore. The Pentagon has no interest in treating servicemembers’ spouses on a tiered level where straight couples get preferential treatment, but under DOMA, their hands are still tied. The flatly unconstitutional (by any sentient being’s estimation) law has to go.