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.