Lesbian military wife rejects ABOS guest membership

Lt. Col. Heather Mack and wife Ashley Broadway

Lt. Col. Heather Mack, left, and wife Ashley Broadway

BY ZACK FORD
ThinkProgress

The Association of Bragg Officers Spouses (ABOS) at Ft. Bragg had extended a “guest membership” to Ashley Broadway, the lesbian spouse of Lt. Col. Heather Mack. This concession was to serve as a temporary solution until the group reconsidered its membership policies, which it arbitrarily changed to exclude her. This afternoon, the L.A. Times is reporting that Broadway has rejected the offer, calling it ”not only offensive, but just plain hurtful.”

“I wake up each and every day to the reality that I’m not equal, that my 15 years of love and faithfulness to my wife and country does not mean I’ll receive support as a military spouse” Broadway says.

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