Conn. bill restores state benefits to gay vets

Associated Press
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April 25, 2013

Connecticut lawmakers are seeking to restore state benefits to gay and lesbian veterans discharged under the U.S. military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. On Wednesday, the Senate voted 34-0 in favor of legislation making veterans eligible for state benefits if they've been denied federal benefits solely because of their sexual orientation. The veteran's federal benefits must have also been reinstated. The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.