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By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being sued over its refusal to grant spousal benefits to same-sex military couples in states where these marriages are not recognized.
By David Perry | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade face a growing political backlash for their refusal to let a group of 20 gay veterans participate as openly LGBTQ in the nation’s second largest Irish-themed march.
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.
By Kevin Freking | Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it’s far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit.
By Steven DuBois | Friday Feb 15, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to allow the same-sex spouse of a member of the military to be buried in a U.S. national cemetery.
By Michael K. Lavers | Wednesday Feb 1, 2012
Tracey Cooper-Harris, who served in the Army for 12 years, announced on Wednesday that she will file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs after her application for benefits for her spouse was denied.
By Michelle Locke | Tuesday May 17, 2011
Deb Stallings was more than a little surprised when she found out that budgetary concerns meant that residents of the veterans’ home in the Napa Valley, one of the world’s most renowned wine regions, were being served wine from - gasp! - out of state.
By Mike Baker | Wednesday Sep 1, 2010
The system that automatically awards disability benefits to some veterans because of concerns about Agent Orange seems contrary to efforts to control federal spending, the Republican co-chairman of President Barack Obama’s deficit commission said Tuesday.
By Matthew Perrone | Monday Aug 30, 2010
Andrew White returned from a nine-month tour in Iraq beset with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder: insomnia, nightmares, constant restlessness. Doctors tried to ease his symptoms using three psychiatric drugs, including a potent anti-pyschotic called Seroque
By Barbara Ortutay | Monday May 24, 2010
For young veterans returning from duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, the process of re-entering society can be daunting, especially if they have been injured or have struggled with mental health problems.
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