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Chelsea Manning seeks presidential pardon for leaking classified documents

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Chelsea Manning
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon for leaking reams of classified information that her lawyer says did not merit protection. [caption id="attachment_108799" align="alignright" width="410"] Chelsea Manning[/caption] The Pvt. Manning Support Network released documents Wednesday that defense attorney David Coombs...

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La. National Guard aligns with Texas, won’t process same-sex spousal benefits

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana National Guard won't process requests from same-sex couples seeking benefits, joining Texas in the refusal because of the states' bans on gay marriage.

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Obama administration will not enforce ban on same-sex veterans benefits

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Eric Holder
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

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Texas, Mississippi National Guard refuse to process same-sex couples’ benefits

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas National Guard is refusing to process requests for benefits submitted by same-sex couples because of the state constitution's definition of marriage.

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Shaheen: Same-sex benefits bill should apply to Veterans Affairs

Sunday, September 1, 2013
U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
CONCORD, N.H. -- U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire says she's planning to move forward with her bill that would grant benefits to same-sex married couples in the military after learning that legislation is still necessary to grant veterans in same-sex marriages those same benefits.

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ activist dies in traffic accident in N.Y.

Friday, August 30, 2013
Darren Manzella
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the U.S. Army after criticizing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in a 2007 television interview, has died in a traffic accident in western New York. He was 36.

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Manning takes the stand at sentencing hearing, apologizes for hurting U.S.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
APBradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. -- U.S. soldier Bradley Manning took the stand Wednesday at his sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case and apologized for hurting his country, pleading with a military judge for a chance to go to college and become a productive citizen.

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Psychologist: Bradley Manning had gender identity disorder

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Bradley Manning
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Pfc. Bradley Manning's private struggle with his gender identity in a hostile workplace put incredible pressure on the soldier who leaked classified information to WikiLeaks, an Army psychologist said Wednesday.

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Pentagon announces benefits for same-sex spouses of service members

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Chuck Hagel
WASHINGTON -- Same-sex spouses of military members will be eligible for the same health care, housing and other benefits enjoyed by opposite-sex spouses starting Sept. 3, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

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Pentagon poised to extend benefits to same-sex military spouses

Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Dept-of-Defense
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners who are not married.

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