A real-life controversy is giving Lifetime's Army Wives a run for its scandalous money.
Ashley Broadway and wife Heather Mack - a lieutenant colonel stationed at Fort Bragg - were married in November, a few months after the repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell."
But Broadway has been denied membership in a base club for officers' spouses, with many believing this ban is solely due to her sexual preference.
Broadway was told by a representative from the Association of Bragg Officers' Spouses last week that her application was turned down because she does not possess a military spouse identification card.
HOWEVER, this is a brand new rule, according to Babette Maxwell, founder and executive director of Military Spouse Magazine. It was only enacted after Broadway asked to join the club.