May 21, 2013

Peace Corps To Allow Same-Sex Couples to Serve Together

WASHINGTON — The Peace Corps announced on Tuesday that it would extend new benefits to same-sex couples, allowing them to serve as volunteers together overseas.

"Service in the Peace Corps is a life-defining leadership experience for Americans who want to make a difference around the world," said Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. "I am proud that the agency is taking this important step forward to allow same-sex domestic partners to serve overseas together."

The application process will open to same-sex couples on June 3.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

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    Amazing news. So proud to one day (soon) be a part of this organization.
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    Way to go!
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