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AL National Guard honors same-sex benefit policy

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The Alabama National Guard says it will follow the Pentagon's policy and honor requests for military benefits from same sex couples.

However, this week Texas announced it wouldn't grant the benefits and Mississippi set conditions making it a difficult process.

Alabama law defines marriage as being between and man and a woman, but the National Guard says federal regulations trump state law in the military.

It's not known how many people in the Guard will be affected.

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