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Bill would give ‘honorable’ discharges to service members kicked out under DADT

Friday, January 31, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Thursday introduced legislation to correct the records of service members discharged from the U.S. military solely due to their sexual orientation prior to the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, to reflect honorable service and reinstate benefits they [...]

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Bill to ban discrimination against gay adoptive, foster parents has bipartisan support

Monday, May 6, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- A bill that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people seeking to adopt or become foster parents is due to be reintroduced Tuesday in the U.S. Congress. [...]

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House, Senate bills aim to equalize benefits for same-sex military families

Friday, February 15, 2013
Charlie Morgan
A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Congress this week would change the definition of "spouse" in four areas of U.S. Code related to recognition, support, and benefits for married service members and veterans, in an effort to provide key military benefits for same-sex spouses of gay service members. [...]

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Gillibrand leads renewed call to help bi-national couples

Friday, January 18, 2013
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)File photo by Michael Key, Washington Blade
The junior senator from New York is taking up the lead on a renewed call for administrative action to help bi-national same-sex couples in anticipation of a ruling from the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act. In a letter sent out Thursday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and other [...]

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DADT discharges still discriminate; trio of U.S. Senators want problem fixed

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Leon Panetta
In a letter Tuesday to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, three U.S.Senators have asked the Secretary to use his authority to streamline the process for those discharged under the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law in order to expedite discharge paperwork changes and upgrades. [...]

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‘Commitment Campaign’ aims to reshape the debate on gay marriage

Monday, November 7, 2011
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A bipartisan group backing legalization of same-sex marriage launched a new campaign on Monday, aimed at reshaping the debate from the topic of marriage "equality" to the value of "commitment." [...]

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Family Research Council wants God to stop gay adoptions

Thursday, November 3, 2011
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In all of the years in which FRC has attacked same-sex households or gay adoption, the organization has never pushed, suggested, or even slightly initiated any type of plan encouraging folks in what it claims to be “perfect family units,” i.e. heterosexual mother/father households into adopting children. [...]

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Gillibrand set to introduce adoption anti-discrimination bill

Friday, October 28, 2011
Kirsten Gillibrand
The Democratic junior U.S. senator from New York is set to introduce next week legislation that would bar adoption discrimination against LGBT parents. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is set on Monday to introduce the legislation, known as the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, according to her office. [...]

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Senate Judiciary Committee will hold first ever hearing on DOMA repeal

Friday, July 8, 2011
U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Thursday announced that, in the coming weeks, the Committee will hold the first congressional hearing on proposals to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). [...]

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A ‘message of hope’ from Democratic U.S. Senators: ‘It Gets Better’

Thursday, June 30, 2011
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A group of Democratic United States Senators have released their "It Gets Better" video, containing their message of hope and encouragement for LGBT youth. [...]

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