[JURIST] A disabled Navy veteran filed a notice of appeal [CT Post report] Thursday with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims [official website] for denying her partner a share of her disability benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive]. Carmen Cardona filed for veterans’ spousal benefits last year but was denied. The Department of Veterans Affairs [official website] reportedly told her she could not receive benefits because her spouse was a woman, which is…