Marine Captain Matthew Phelps on being transferred overseas and the invisibility of his nuptials under the the Defense of Marriage Act (emphasis mine):
All of my colleagues are getting ready to transfer, every single one of us is transferring somewhere. And they're all talking about making their arrangements and, you know, looking for a house and selling their home, moving with their wives. While they're worried whether or not the place they're moving to will accept the breed of dog that they've got, I am waiting on a decision from the Supreme Court to see if my husband is going to be allowed to move with me.
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