Federal Court Rules in Favor of Military Spouse in Licensing Case

The decision upholds the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

A federal court in Texas ruled that state education officials violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by failing to recognize a military spouse’s out-of-state school counseling licenses when her husband was transferred to Laughlin Air Force Base.

Congress also passed and President Biden signed into law the Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act as part of the Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act of 2022 to end the expensive and time-consuming process of transferring occupational licenses due to active-duty transfers.

The ruling is considered a legal precedent benefiting all military spouses, emphasizing the SCRA’s license portability provisions which facilitate professional employment.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For active-duty military personnel and their spouses as they adapt to new orders and duty stations.
  • For the court upholding the law that protects the livelihood and occupations of military spouses.
  • For wisdom for federal judges as they hear cases challenging federal, state, and local government actions.

Sources: Military Times, Stars and Stripes


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