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Independent Commission Finds No Justification for Military’s Transgender Ban

NATIONAL | By Justin Snow | Mar 22
There is no compelling medical rationale for banning transgender people from serving in the American military, an independent commission concluded in a new study.

DADT Activist Dies in NY Wreck

Darren Manzella, a gay combat medic discharged from the 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.

A Decade of Pentagon Struggles Bared at Trial

NATIONAL | By David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek | Aug 15
Some of the Pentagon’s most painful themes of the past decade have played out at the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning.

Pentagon May Revise Same-Sex Benefits

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.

FRC: ’DADT’ Repeal Caused Rise in Military Sexual Assault

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | May 24
The president of the anti-gay Family Research Council sent out an email blaming the rise in sexual assault in the military on the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

Lt. Dan Choi Found Guilty in DADT Protest

CRIME | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 1
Former U.S. Army Lt. Dan Choi, who was charged with a criminal misconduct for handcuffing himself to the White House fence in protest to DADT, was found guilty but was only charged $100.

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

LOCAL | By Akeem Favor | Mar 16
At the OutServe-SLDN national dinner, leaders and veterans took a moment to celebrate their gains before refocusing on the mission -- to serve and protect LGBT servicemembers.

Deal Restores Severance Pay for Gay Military Members

Dozens of gay and lesbian former military service members who were discharged due to their homosexuality will receive the rest of their severance pay under a settlement approved Monday by a federal court.

Outgoing Rep. Todd ’Legitimate Rape’ Akin Pushes Anti-Gay Measure

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Dec 20
Although conservative Rep. Todd Akin is leaving Congress, the Republican pushing for an anti-gay provision that would undermine the repeal of ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ before he’s gone.

Paul Ryan: DADT Should Not Be Reinstated

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
In a recent interview, GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan joined the chorus admitting that the issue of out-gay military personnel is dead and that reversing the repeal of "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" would be a "step in the wrong direction."

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