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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 ...

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AFA livid that same-sex partners of service members may be buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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The Pentagon’s recent decision to extend certain benefits to the same-sex partners of service members following the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has provoked the ire of the American Family Association, which is upset that they may now be ...

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Panetta announces extended benefits to same-sex military families

Monday, February 11, 2013
Leon Panetta
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta on Monday announced he will extend to nearly the full extent permitted under current law the benefits available to gay and lesbian service members and their families. ...

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Panetta poised to extend benefits to same-sex military families

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Leon Panetta
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials said Tuesday that outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is poised to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of military members. ...

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Hagel pledges to move ‘expeditiously’ on benefits for gay troops

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel faced his confirmation hearing before the Senate on Thursday.Photo: Michael Key, Washington Blade
Former Sen. Chuck Hagel has pledged to “move forward expeditiously” on the issue of extending partner benefits to gay service members if confirmed for the role as defense secretary. ...

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013
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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 ...

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Ashley Broadway (left) and her spouse, Lt. Col. Heather Mack.Family photo
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 ...

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Air Force sergeant discharged under DADT to participate in inauguration

Thursday, January 17, 2013
David Hall
A former U.S. Air Force sergeant, who was kicked out of the military in 2002 and eventually went to work for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” will be one of eight featured “citizen co-chairs” of President Barack Obama’s ...

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Hagel commits to extending partner benefits to gay troops

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Chuck Hagel
Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel has committed to extending partners benefits “permissible under current law” to gay service members as part of attempts to allay concerns among Democratic senators about his potential performance as Pentagon chief. In a letter to ...

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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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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 ...

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