H.R. 6046 (112th): Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jun 27, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Adam Smith
Representative for Washington's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 27, 2012
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 27, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 27, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend titles 10, 32, 37, and 38 of the United States Code, to add a definition of spouse for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veteran benefits that recognizes new State definitions of spouse.

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Cosponsors
33 cosponsors (33D) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Veterans' Affairs

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6/27/2012--Introduced.
Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2012 - Considers a person a spouse, for purposes of military personnel policies and military and veterans' benefits, if the marriage of the individual is valid in the state in which the marriage was entered into or, in the case of a marriage entered into outside any state, if the marriage is valid in the place in which the marriage was entered into and the marriage could have been entered into in a state.
Includes as a state the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and U.S. territories and possessions.

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