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List of Duty Stations Available to Same-Sex Military Couples Continues to Grow

FAMILY | By EDGE | Dec 17
This month, the list of countries where a same-sex military spouse can be sponsored by the Defense Department to join a U.S. service member for an accompanied assignment outside of the U.S. grew to 40 countries.

Gay Military Couple Talk About Importance of Benefits in New Vid

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
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?

NATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 11
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.

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.

Military’s Same-Sex Couples Seek Overturn of DOMA

NATIONAL | By Lisa Leff | Mar 26
Same-sex military couples want the Supreme Court to rule that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional so they can get the same military benefits as heterosexual couples.

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.

Ft. Bragg Club, In Sudden Reversal, Admits Wife of Female Officer

In a sudden dramatic reversal, a club for officers’ spouses at Ft. Bragg has invited the wife of a female Army lieutenant colonel to join after protests against blatant discrimination.

Marines Tell Spouses Clubs: Admit Same-Sex Spouses

NATIONAL | By David Crary | Jan 10
The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.

Officers’ Wives Club Excludes Lesbian Army Wife

FAMILY | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 1
The repeal of DADT left the military with a patchwork quilt of who gets what rights and benefits. For same-sex spouse Ashley Broadway, this resulted in her denial to join the Association of Fort Bragg Officers’ Spouses.

Equality Groups Defend DADT Repeal as Lawmakers Seek to Slow Progress

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | May 11
Equality organizations are standing up for the repeal of the anti-gay law that requires gay and lesbian patriots to lie in order to serve their country in uniform.

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