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Fayetteville Observer (YouTube)Maj. Daniel Toven and Johnathan Taylor kiss outside a Fort Bragg chapel.

Same-sex couple’s wedding ceremony a first at Fort Bragg’s chapel

Sunday, December 22, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — The North Carolina home of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets is opening the base chapel to same-sex ceremonies. [ Read more → ]
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Manning says gender identity dispute could go to court

Thursday, October 31, 2013
HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Imprisoned secret documents leaker Chelsea Manning says she'll go to court, if necessary, to get treatment for gender identity disorder, also called gender dysphoria. [ Read more → ]
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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ activist dies in traffic accident in N.Y.

Friday, August 30, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Bradley Manning’s maximum possible sentence cut to 90 years

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
FORT MEADE, Md. — Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's possible sentence for disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks was trimmed from 136 years to 90 years Tuesday by a military judge who said some of his offenses were closely related. [ Read more → ]
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Mainstream LGBT rights groups have abandoned Bradley Manning

Sunday, August 4, 2013
One of the interesting factors is that two of the largest and most well funded LGBT rights groups in the U.S. have stayed quiet about Bradley Manning, his reprehensible treatment in custody and his trial. Why has Manning, whose revelations about the U.S. Army's actions epitomize social justice in action, gotten the cold shoulder from the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD? The silence of these groups has been deafening. [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (left) with her wife, Lt. Col. Heather Mack, and their 2-year-old son.Family photo.

Wife of female U.S. Army officer can join military spouses club

Saturday, January 26, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and who was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club said late Friday that she has been invited to become a full member. [ Read more → ]
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Fort Bragg officers’ spouses club offers lesbian spouse ‘guest membership’

Friday, January 18, 2013
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- An Army officers' spouses club at Fort Bragg, N.C., under fire for denying membership to the lesbian wife of an Army officer, has offered the spouse a "guest membership" in the group while it reviews its bylaws. The Association of Bragg... [ Read more → ]
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Marines: Spouses clubs must admit same-sex spouses to remain on bases

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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 at the U.S. Army's Fort... [ Read more → ]
Ashley Broadway (left) and her spouse, Lt. Col. Heather Mack.Family photo

Lesbian wife of Army officer denied membership in Ft. Bragg spouses’ club

Saturday, December 15, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The same-sex spouse of a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel stationed at Fort Bragg has been denied membership in a base club for officers’ spouses, sparking protests and accusations from a national military spouses organization that the woman was prevented from joining only because she is a lesbian. [ Read more → ]
Bradley Manning

Defense: Soldier’s sexual orientation, gender identity disorder a factor in his alleged crimes

Sunday, December 18, 2011
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Defense attorneys for Pfc. Bradley Manning -- an Army intelligence specialist accused of leaking government secrets -- argued Saturday that Manning's status as a gay soldier prior to the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" played a role in his actions. [ Read more → ]
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U.S. Army launches ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal information website

Saturday, June 4, 2011
In preparation of the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, the U.S. Army has launched a website to provide servicemembers and their families with current information about the change. [ Read more → ]
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Army commander gets high-level rebuke for public opposition to DADT repeal

Friday, March 26, 2010
[caption id="attachment_7388" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Mixon"][/caption] The Commanding Officer of U.S. Army Pacific received a sharp rebuke Thursday from Defense Secretary Robert Gates after publicly challenging proposed changes to “don’t ask don’t tell” policy which bans openly gay service members. Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the... [ Read more → ]
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