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Army Tests Both Women and Men in Combat Fitness Study

By Alex Sanz and Russ Bynum | Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Military researchers put dozens of soldiers, both women and men, through a series of drills Wednesday aimed at helping the Army develop a unisex test to decide which troops are fit for combat, regardless of gender.

Transgender Troop Ban Faces Scrutiny

Thursday Mar 13, 2014
An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there "is no compelling medical reason" for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving.

LGBT Servicemembers at Greater Health Risk

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Dec 27, 2013
Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training’s study found that harassment, victimization, mental health, substance abuse and sexual risk behaviors face LGBT service members in the U.S. military.

Same-Sex Ceremony Held at Fort Bragg’s Chapel

Sunday Dec 22, 2013
The North Carolina home of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets is opening the base chapel to same-sex ceremonies.

Navy Seeks More Sexual Assault Survey Responses

By Brock Vergakis | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
Participation in an anonymous survey aimed at determining how big a problem sexual assault is in the Navy and Marines is lagging this year compared to past years, the Navy says.

Military Veterans Join Push for Ill. Gay Marriage

Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
Illinois military veterans are joining the effort to legalize gay marriage in the state.

Gay Military Couple Talk About Importance of Benefits in New Vid

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 26, 2013
The U.S. Department of Defense released a new video on Wednesday explaining how the recent extension of military and spousal benefits impacts same-sex military couples.

Are The Feds Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage in NM?

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 11, 2013
After a military base in New Mexico recognized a service member’s same-sex marriage, the Pentagon will not confirm if it has changed its policy.

Feds Won’t Enforce Same-Sex Veterans Law

By Pete Yost | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
The Obama administration said Wednesday it will stop enforcing a law that blocks benefits to partners of military veterans in same-sex marriages.

Texas Guard Refuses to Process Same-Sex Benefits

By Chris Tomlison | Tuesday Sep 3, 2013
The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday, citing the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so.