Gov. Robert Bentley has announced the Alabama National Guard will not extend benefits to homosexual couples. The Obama administration issued a policy offering benefits to the partners of gay troops, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. But Bentley says that applies to troops under federal control. "It's very simple. When they're under my command, they're under state law. When they're under the command of the president, they're under federal law," Bentley said. The governor says his policy extends to marriage ceremonies. "Our chaplains will not perform same-sex marriages, because they're under my command. When they're under my command we will obey Alabama state law." State law, and the state consitution, both define marriage as a union of a man and woman.