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Anti-Gay pundits recycle doomsday DADT rhetoric transgender military service ban

Thursday, September 25, 2014
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The third anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) found the U.S. military intact and stronger than ever. Despite the utter failure of their previous doomsday predictions to materialize, the same voices of opposition to DADT are now making similar prophecies about potential moves to lift the [...]

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Pentagon releases ‘human goals’ charter that excludes transgender civilian workers

Monday, April 28, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon on Monday released its Human Goals Charter, a document that outlines the guiding principles for the treatment of Department of Defense uniform and civilian workforce that, for the first time, affirms gay and lesbian military service members. [...]

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Hagel: All states complying with new rules regarding same-sex spouse IDs

Friday, December 13, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID cards in order to claim benefits. [...]

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Texas National Guard to allow same-sex couples to register for benefits

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits. [...]

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Gov. says Okla. Guard won’t process benefits for married, same-sex couples

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma National Guard facilities and employees who are paid with state tax dollars won't process benefits for married, same-sex couples. [...]

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Hagel blasts states for defying Pentagon policy on same-sex spousal benefits

Thursday, October 31, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday sharply criticized U.S. states that are defying the Pentagon by refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex spouses of military members to claim benefits. [...]

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Okla. governor tells National Guard to deny benefits to same-sex couples

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered the National Guard to stop processing requests for military benefits for same-sex couples. [...]

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Fla. AG avoids taking a stand on military benefits vs. same-sex marriage ban

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Florida Attorney General's office has declined to offer an opinion on whether the Florida National Guard can process benefits enrollment for the spouses of gay troops on state facilities. [...]

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GOP Senator targets revised marriage leave policy for gay service members

Thursday, September 12, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
WASHINGTON -- A ranking Republican member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee said this week that a newly revised Pentagon policy granting marriage leave for gay service members "legally fails to fix the issue of giving same-sex couples a special benefit." [...]

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Guard commander asks Texas AG for legal opinion on same-sex military benefits

Friday, September 6, 2013
Major Gen. John Nichols
AUSTIN, Texas -- The commander of the Texas National Guard is asking the state's attorney general for a legal opinion about whether he can process applications for military benefits for same-sex couples under a Pentagon directive even though gay marriage is banned in Texas. [...]

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