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Out Army veteran named chair of West Point Board of Visitors

Monday, March 30, 2015
Brenda Sue Fulton
A 1980 West Point graduate active in the fight for gay rights in the military has been named chairwoman of the board that reviews programs at the U.S. Military Academy. [...]

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U.S. Army elevates authority requirement for dismissing transgender soldiers

Saturday, March 7, 2015
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A spokeswoman emphasized the directive was not a change in policy toward transgender service members, who are still barred from serving in the military. [...]

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U.S. Army proposal would make it more difficult to discharge transgender soldiers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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The decision to discharge transgender soldiers from the U.S. Army would be made by a top, senior civilian official under a plan outlined in a draft document obtained by USA Today. [...]

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ACLU: U.S. Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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TRENTON, N.J. -- The U.S. Army has agreed to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two transgender military veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. The group's New Jersey chapter announced that the Army Board for Correction of Military Records recently notified the two veterans about its decision. [...]

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The family who launched Army captain Max Lenox’s amazing journey

Friday, November 14, 2014
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Max Lenox was born to a crack-addicted black mother and raised by two white gay fathers who helped shape him into the much-admired captain of Army basketball. [...]

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Investigators: U.S. Army discriminated against civilian transgender worker

Friday, October 24, 2014
Tamara Lusardi
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- Army officials discriminated against a transgender employee who underwent a sex change while working at an Alabama installation, restricting her from the women's restroom and using her male name despite her preference to be referred to as a woman, a federal investigation found. [...]

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Attorney: Manning not being provided approved hormone therapy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Chelsea Manning
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the American Civil Liberties Union and Manning's attorney said Tuesday. The ACLU and Manning's civilian attorney, David E. Coombs, on Tuesday notified ... [...]

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ACLU petitions U.S. Army to recognize two transgender veterans

Monday, August 11, 2014
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TRENTON, N.J. -- The New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union wants the U.S. Army to "fully recognize" the new legal names of two New Jersey-based transgender military veterans. The group announced Monday that it submitted two applications to the Defense Department's Army Review Boards Agency on July [...]

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Pentagon approves moving Manning to civilian prison to obtain gender treatment

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Chelsea Manning
WASHINGTON -- In an unprecedented move, the Pentagon is trying to transfer convicted national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison so she can get treatment for her gender disorder, defense officials said. [...]

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Fayetteville Observer (YouTube)Maj. Daniel Toven and Johnathan Taylor kiss outside a Fort Bragg chapel.
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. [...]

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