The three Marines are assigned to the Miramar Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego. The Los Angeles Times said their names were not released.
Officials said a lesbian couple, one a Marine and the other a civilian, wanted to live off base together but couldn't do so because of the cost. The female Marine reportedly found a male Marine willing to get married, enabling her to collect a housing allowance so she and her partner could live off base.
The civilian woman later allegedly found a male Marine willing to get married so she, too, could get a housing allowance.
The three now faces charges and could have to pay the Marine Corps back $75,000.
"The bottom line is that every Marine knows if they violate the law, they will be held accountable for their actions," said a spokeswoman for the 3rd Marine Air Wing. "Regardless of sexual preference, we will hold all Marines accountable and to the same standards."
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