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What’s It Like to be a Married Lesbian in the Army?

Jaleesa and Massy take a selfie near their Army base in California.

Jaleesa and Massy take a selfie near their Army base in California.

A few days ago Jaleesa Rucker, a specialist in the U.S. Army, and her wife, Massy, shared what it is like to be a married lesbian in the army.  The couple, who shared their story with Buzzfeed, said they met in 2012 on Twitter. Massy (@MassyVee) said she started following Jaleesa (@rare_breed30) because she was pretty 🙂 But Jaleesa disagrees and said she started following Jaleesa first!

Regardless of who started it, the two are now happily married and are thrilled that thanks to the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), they can serve their country openly.

“I don’t know how people before did it,” Jaleesa mused.

“We feel like any other couple,” Massy said.
“It feels good to be equal,” Jaleesa said. “I feel proud putting on this uniform everyday.

The couple is stationed in Fort Irwin, California.

Check out the video below!


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Zamara Perri

Zamara Perri is the founder and editor of the Black Lesbian Love Lab blog. She loves black love and loves mangoes, cats, reading, cooking and writing about some of the challenges and joys of black lesbian relationships.

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