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Same-sex military spouses to receive in-state tuition at UNC

| Thursday, May 29, 2014
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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The University of North Carolina system has directed that in-state tuition be charged to the same-sex spouses of military personnel as long as the couple married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

| Sunday, May 11, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday.

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Preview: TransMilitary highlights the lives of transgender service members

| Monday, March 31, 2014
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On this Transgender Day of Visibility, the transgender advocacy group TransMilitary offers a preview of their project, set for release later this year, that highlights the lives of transgender service members here in the U.S. (where being transgender in the military is banned), and in the United Kingdom (where serving as openly transgender is allowed).

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Report: ‘No compelling medical reason’ to ban transgender military service

| Thursday, March 13, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO -- An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.

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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 would have earned.

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Air Force Academy: No legal basis to terminate former ex-gay therapist

| Monday, December 23, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The U.S. Air Force Academy said Friday that the academy will not fire or transfer a research analyst who came under fire last month for his history of work with organizations that seek to change gays’ and lesbians’ sexual orientations.

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Hagel: All states complying with new rules regarding same-sex spouse IDs

| Friday, December 13, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID cards in order to claim benefits.

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Air Force Academy cadets: No anti-gay culture, issues with ‘ex-gay’ activist

| Saturday, November 23, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
COLORADO SPRINGS -- A group of openly gay U.S. Air Force Academy cadets said Friday they have had no negative interaction with, or objections to the continued employment of a former conversion therapy counselor and long-time proponent of the ex-gay movement.

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U.S. House version of LGBT veterans, family benefits bill introduced

| Saturday, November 23, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Congressman Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) on Wednesday introduced the U.S. House version of the bipartisan "Protecting the Freedoms and Benefits for All Veterans Act," aimed at ensuring LGBT veterans and their families receive equal treatment for equal service.

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Mo. National Guard now issuing military IDs for gay spouses

| Saturday, November 23, 2013
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri National Guard is processing requests from same-sex partners for military ID cards that are the gateway to accessing benefits.

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