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Same-sex military spouses get in-state UNC tuition

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - The University of North Carolina system has directed that in-state tuition be charged to the same-sex spouses of military personnel as long as the couple married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.
    
Fayetteville State spokesman Jeff Womble told the Fayetteville Observer (http://bit.ly/1hBNs8I ) that the school has been directed by the UNC system to offer in-state tuition to such spouses to comply with federal regulations.
    
In-state tuition is less expensive than that paid by out-of-state students.
    
North Carolina does not sanction same-sex marriage. But that conflicts with federal rules that require colleges to offer in-state tuition to all military spouses, regardless of sexual orientation.
    
Fayetteville State had asked the UNC system for clarification on the conflict.
    
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Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com

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