U.S. Navy Counselor 1st Class Luz Bautista, 30, who is four-months pregnant, (L) and her fiancee, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alejandra Schwartz, 24, (C) prepare dinner with their daughter Destiny, 6, at their home in San Diego, California. The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, which prevented U.S. military personnel from disclosing that they were gay, was abolished, but the military does not recognize same-sex marriage, and same-sex couples do not have the same benefits, or protection from being posted separately, that heterosexual married couples in the military have. Bautista is being posted to Illinois for three years. The couple plans to pass the new baby to each other every few months so she bonds with both mothers.
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