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Pentagon May Revise Same-Sex Benefits

Wednesday Aug 7, 2013
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

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 24, 2013
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."

Repeal of DADT Just the Beginning, Says OutServe SLDN

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Mar 16, 2013
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.

Same-Sex Military Couples Struggle for Recognition

By Michael Biesecker | Sunday Jan 20, 2013
A year after DADT repeal allowed openly serving military personnel, gay & lesbian spouses are facing discrimination on several fronts, including benefits, social clubs, counseling & pensions.

Give Obama Another Term: Get Out And Vote

By William Kapfer | Wednesday Oct 3, 2012
Kapfer freely states his personal opinion about which candidate he believes would be the best person to be our next president and why. Substantive examples given.

Retired Battleship Hosts NYC Gala a Year After DADT Repeal

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Sep 26, 2012
A year after the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, top brass, service members and ABC’s Barbara Walters gathered on the Intrepid, a retired Navy battleship-turned-museum, to honor Admiral Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Paul Ryan: DADT Should Not Be Reinstated

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Sep 25, 2012
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."

Furor Fades a Year After Military’s Gay Ban Lifted

By David Crary | Monday Sep 17, 2012
It’s been a year now since the policy known as "don’t ask, don’t tell" was repealed, enabling gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly, no longer forced to lie and keep their personal lives under wraps.

Studies Show Openly Gay Military Has No Negative Impact, Here or in Israel

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 13, 2012
A year after the repeal of DADT, a study shows that openly gay members of the Armed Forces has had no negative impact on our nation’s military.

Pride & Protest Over Uniformed Military Marching in San Diego

By Steve Weinstein | Tuesday Jul 31, 2012
There was intense reaction to a group of active & retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces in San Diego Pride, with pride from many & protest from right-wingers in Congress & online claiming that they had violated longstanding military policy.

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