Joan Darrah, right, who served nearly 30 years in the Navy, and her spouse, Lynne Kennedy, who will now be able to share in their benefits. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON — For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court’s decision granting federal benefits to married, same-sex couples means that he and his spouse, Stephen McNabb, can one day be buried together at Arlington National Cemetery.

For Joan Darrah, who served nearly 30 years in the Navy and lived through the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, the decision means her spouse, Lynne Kennedy, can join her more generous, less expensive health plan.

 

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