Chuck Hagel

Less than two months after the Defense Department launched an inquiry into how to recognize same-sex couples, each National Guard organization is now falling in line to observe the policy.

December 13 2013 12:57 PM Updated

The wife of a female member of the Texas National Guard says she was denied housing benefits despite going through the extra steps required for same-sex couples to receive benefits.

November 20 2013 1:56 PM

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the head of the National Guard to look into the matter.

3:27 PM Updated

State National Guards in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma must extend benefits to married gay and lesbian service members, say two leading congressional Democrats.

October 04 2013 1:45 PM