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Marine suspected of trans woman’s murder transferred to Philippine custody

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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MANILA, Philippines -- The U.S. military turned over a Marine suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman to the Philippine military's main camp in the capital Wednesday, easing a looming irritant over his custody, officials said. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton had been detained on board the USS Peleliu at the Subic Bay Freeport...

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Marine accused in murder of transgender Filipino tests U.S.-Philippine ties

Sunday, October 19, 2014
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OLONGAPO, Philippines -- Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them - a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.

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Philippine police accuse U.S. Marine in transgender murder case

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Protesters shout slogans during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino Jennifer Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines a Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime.
MANILA, Philippines -- A police inspector says a complaint for murder has been filed in the Philippines accusing a U.S. Marine of killing a transgender Filipino in a motel room. Police Chief Inspector Gil Domingo said Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was the last person seen with the victim late Saturday, when they checked into a motel...

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Gay Marine’s amazing journey from homeless shelter to Ivy League

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton was kicked out of his home at the age of 16, spent 10 years homeless, joined the Marines and is now working on a documentary to shed light on youth homelessness in NYC’s West Village.

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Server who received anti-gay note to donate tips to wounded veterans

Monday, November 18, 2013
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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- The New Jersey restaurant server and former Marine who was left a note condemning her lesbian "lifestyle" instead of a tip, has been receiving extra tips for days since her story broke, and says she plans to donate them to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Diners refuse tip for N.J. waitress, former Marine due to her lesbian ‘lifestyle’

Friday, November 15, 2013
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BRIDEWATER, N.J. -- A New Jersey waitress and former Marine says she was “offended” after a customer left an anti-gay note on a check in place of a tip because she is a lesbian.

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Gay combat vet who lost leg in Iraq booed by anti-gay protesters in San Antonio

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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SAN ANTONIO -- A highly decorated openly gay Iraq war combat veteran was booed by a crowd of anti-gay protesters during his speech to the San Antonio City Council meeting Wednesday evening.

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‘He said yes!’ – Happily ever after for gay marine whose homecoming went viral

Sunday, June 2, 2013
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When U.S. Marine Sgt. Brandon Morgan returned home home last year following a six-month deployment in Afghanistan, he never expected that a homecoming kiss with his boyfriend Dalan Wells would take the internet by storm and become the symbol for openly gay service members in the post-”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” era...

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Former Marine arrested in hate crime attack at Long Beach gay bar

Thursday, April 11, 2013
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine accused in the beating of a man outside a Long Beach gay bar will be extradited from Illinois to face felony hate crime charges.

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Marines: Spouses clubs must admit same-sex spouses to remain on bases

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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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...

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