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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.

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.

Military’s Same-Sex Couples Seek Overturn of DOMA

By Lisa Leff | Tuesday Mar 26, 2013
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

By Akeem Favor | 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.

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

Saturday Jan 26, 2013
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

By David Crary | Thursday Jan 10, 2013
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

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 1, 2013
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

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday May 11, 2011
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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