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Former USAF major reaches settlement in ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ discharge

Friday, March 15, 2013
Michael Almy
A former airman who was discharged from the U.S. Air Force under the now repealed "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy that barred openly gay service members, has settled his lawsuit against the Department of Defense. ...

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Outserve-SLDN sets ambitious goal in State of LGBT Military Service address

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Allyson Robinson (center) addresses attendees at the Outserve-SLDN National Dinner on Saturday.Photo courtesy Outserve-SLDN.
Nearly 1,000 service members, veterans, and supporters gathered in Washington on Saturday night for the OutServe-SLDN 2013 National Dinner, and to hear the first State of LGBT Military Equality Address by Allyson Robinson, a U.S. Army Veteran and Executive Director ...

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U.S. Senate confirms Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Chuck Hagel
The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Chuck Hagel to be the nation's next defense secretary. The vote Tuesday was 58-41, with four Republicans joining Democrats in backing President Barack Obama's nominee. ...

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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
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
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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