The officers' spouses club at Fort Bragg has reversed course, inviting a lesbian wife who had previously been denied membership to become a full member.

Ashley Broadway, whose wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack, gave birth this week to the couple's second child, a baby girl, told the AP that she received the invitation from the board of the Association of Bragg Officers Spouses in an email Friday.

“I'm pleased, I'm happy,” Broadway said. “As soon as things calm down with the baby, I want to get involved. I hate that it took so long for them to come to this conclusion. But I think things happen for a reason. I'm a very devout Christian. I've had faith in God this whole time. I think if anything it's brought up a larger issue: We have two classes of service members and how they're … not treated equally.”

Also on Friday, Broadway found out that Military Spouse magazine had named her Fort Bragg's 2013 “Military Spouse of the Year.”

“Looking back, it's been a blessing in disguise because people are talking … in Washington, this is being talked about,” Broadway added.

In an earlier appearance on CNN, Broadway said she was denied admittance into the club because she does not have a military issued ID card. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) does not permit the military to recognize Mack's marriage to Broadway.