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Fayetteville Observer (YouTube)Maj. Daniel Toven and Johnathan Taylor kiss outside a Fort Bragg chapel.

Same-sex couple’s wedding ceremony a first at Fort Bragg’s chapel

Sunday, December 22, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The North Carolina home of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets is opening the base chapel to same-sex ceremonies. [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (left) with her wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack, and their 2-year-old son.Family photo.

Wife of female U.S. Army officer can join military spouses club

Saturday, January 26, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club said late Friday that she has been invited to become a full member. [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (right) and her spouse, Lt. Col. Heather Mack and their 2-year-old son.Family photo.

Snubbed by spouses club, Ashley Broadway named Fort Bragg ‘Military Spouse of the Year’

Friday, January 25, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Ashley Broadway, the military spouse embroiled in an ongoing discrimination controversy at Fort Bragg, was select as that base's "Military Spouse of the Year," following an online vote by her peers and supporters. [ Read more → ]

Same-sex military couples still struggle for recognition, despite DADT repeal

Saturday, January 19, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. — Sgt. Karen Alexander fought for her country in Iraq, but back home she often feels the U.S. Army is fighting against her. Married to another female soldier with a 4-year-old son, Alexander is denied the same housing allowance and other family-friendly benefits... [ Read more → ]

Fort Bragg officers’ spouses club offers lesbian spouse ‘guest membership’

Friday, January 18, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- An Army officers' spouses club at Fort Bragg, N.C., under fire for denying membership to the lesbian wife of an Army officer, has offered the spouse a "guest membership" in the group while it reviews its bylaws. The Association of Bragg... [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (left) and her spouse, Lt. Col. Heather Mack.Family photo

Advocacy group seeks information in Fort Bragg club’s refusal to admit same-sex spouse

Thursday, January 17, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A leading advocacy group for LGBT service members and veterans announced Thursday it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request at Fort Bragg, N.C., seeking to obtain documents and correspondence relating to an officers' spouses club's refusal to admit a same-sex... [ Read more → ]

Marines: Spouses clubs must admit same-sex spouses to remain on bases

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The U.S. Marine Corps said it has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on Marine bases. The announcement comes in response to a an ongoing controversy at the U.S. Army's Fort... [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (left) and her spouse, Lt. Col. Heather Mack.Family photo

Fort Bragg meeting brings no resolution in discrimination by spouses group

Friday, December 21, 2012
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A meeting lasting more than an hour on Thursday brought no resolution to nearly two weeks of controversy surrounding the denial of Ashley Broadway, the wife of an Army Lieutenant Colonel, for membership in the Association of Bragg Officer’s Spouses. [ Read more → ]

A Failure of Leadership: Ft. Bragg and the Pentagon

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Military spouses’ organizations aren’t just social clubs – they provide critical support to families that face challenges that civilian families don’t understand - long separations due to training and deployment, stresses on everyone in the family when a loved one goes to war. Most Army wives, and husbands recognize that we need each others’ support to deal with the tough challenges of military life – and that we’re all in this together. So what the heck is wrong at Fort Bragg? [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (left) and her spouse, Lt. Col. Heather Mack.Family photo

Lesbian wife of Army officer denied membership in Ft. Bragg spouses’ club

Saturday, December 15, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The same-sex spouse of a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel stationed at Fort Bragg has been denied membership in a base club for officers’ spouses, sparking protests and accusations from a national military spouses organization that the woman was prevented from joining only because she is a lesbian. [ Read more → ]
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