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GOP senators introduce bill to prohibit same-sex ceremonies on military bases

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Tech. Sgt. Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens in a civil union ceremony presided by a Navy chaplain at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in June 2012.
WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. Senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would prohibit same-sex unions from being held on military bases.

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Study: Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ has had zero negative impact on military

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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LOS ANGELES -- The first academic study of the effects of repealing “Don't Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) has found that the new policy allowing openly gay service members has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unit cohesion, recruitment, retention or morale.

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Barbara Walters to emcee event marking anniversary of repeal of DADT

Sunday, September 2, 2012
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NEW YORK – Veteran journalist Barbara Walters will emcee a celebration of American troops to mark the one year anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the former ban on openly gay service members.

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Top U.S. Marine: Openly gay service members not an issue

Saturday, September 1, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Marine Corps this week stressed that the integration of openly gay and lesbians into the military has gone smoothly.

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Newly pinned Brigadier General becomes first openly gay flag officer in U.S. military

Friday, August 10, 2012
Tammy Smith (right), with her spouse Tracey Hepner.
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Former Army Colonel Tammy Smith has become the first openly gay flag officer to come out while currently serving in the U.S. military.

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All branches of military granted permission to march in uniform at San Diego Pride Parade

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Military continegent at last year's pride.
SAN DIEGO -- Any service member of the Marine Corps, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force can march proudly in uniform in the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday.

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U.S. Navy: Uniformed sailors can march in San Diego pride parade

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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SAN DIEGO -- Sailors based in San Diego most definitely will be allowed to march in uniform with the military contingent at San Diego Pride on Saturday, a Navy spokesman told San Diego Gay & Lesbian News Wednesday afternoon.

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Hundreds sign up to march in San Diego Pride Parade’s military contingent

Friday, July 13, 2012
In 2011, An estimated 250 active-duty service members and veterans on Saturday marched Saturday in San Diego’s gay pride parade, just one day after a federal appeals court reinstated “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” but with a provision that prohibits the military from investigating or penalizing anyone who is openly gay.
SAN DIEGO – Active-duty service members have received official approval to march in their uniforms on July 21 as part of America’s Pride Parade military contingent, San Diego Pride officials said Thursday.

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Round-up: Military benefits, Maryland opponents in debt, Spain ‘redefines’

Monday, July 2, 2012
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A proposed new law would let the Army recognize the spouses of service-members for the first time ever. Anti-gay activists in Maryland collect enough signatures to force a referendum, but now they're tens of thousands of dollars in debt. And seven years after legalizing marriage equality, Spain finally lets gay and lesbian couples into the dictionary.

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Bill introduced to offer equal benefits to gay, lesbian service members

Monday, July 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.)
The ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee has introduced a bill that would exempt the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs from the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

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