Judge Says Bradley Manning Extremely Mistreated in Military Brig
January 08 2013 6:48 PM ET

Judge: Bradley Manning Extremely Mistreated in Brig

Michelle Garcia

Military judge Denise Lind has ruled that Army private Bradley Manning was treated  unlawfully before his trial, awarding him 112 days of credit toward his sentence if he is convicted.

Barney Frank Backtracks on His Opposition to Chuck Hagel
January 07 2013 7:01 PM ET

Barney Frank Backtracks; He Now Supports Chuck Hagel

Lucas Grindley

With the new possibility that Barney Frank could join the U.S. Senate, his opinion on whether Chuck Hagel should be confirmed get renewed attention — and a revision.

Discharged Gay Service Members to Get Full Separation Pay
January 07 2013 5:35 PM ET

Discharged Gay Service Members Win Pay in Settlement

Trudy Ring

Under a legal settlement announced today, military personnel who saw their separation pay cut in half because they were discharged for being gay will be compensated with the remainder.

No One At The Pentagon Can Read This Story
January 07 2013 5:05 PM ET

Why No One At The Pentagon Can Read This Story

Michelle Garcia

A Department of Defense spokesman says they are investigating censorship of gay and progressive websites on Pentagon computers, but so far the cause looks like "operational security reasons."

Obama Calls GOP's Conscience Clause Unnecessary, Ill-Advised
January 03 2013 2:21 PM ET

Obama Calls GOP's Conscience Clause Unnecessary, Ill-Advised

Lucas Grindley

President Obama made clear on Wednesday while signing a new Defense budget that he doesn't agree with a Republican attempt to sidestep marriage equality that is tucked inside.

Todd Akin Makes Final Antigay Pitch to Congress
December 19 2012 2:45 PM ET

Todd Akin Makes Final Antigay Pitch to Congress

Michelle Garcia

In one of his final acts in Congress, Missouri representative Todd Akin will make one last effort to add an antigay piece of legislation to this year's defense authorization bill.

Military Spouses Group To Consider Membership for Lesbian Wife
December 13 2012 4:51 PM ET

Military Spouses Group To Consider Lesbian Wife's Membership

Michelle Garcia

The leaders of the Fort Bragg Officers' Spouses Club have announced that they will review their rules, which prohibit same-sex spouses of officers, at their next board meeting next month.

Lesbian Wife Denied Membership to Military Spouses Group
December 12 2012 1:26 PM ET

Lesbian Wife Denied Membership to Military Spouses Group

Michelle Garcia

A military spouses group at Fort Bragg in North Carolina denied membership to the wife of a female Army lieutenant colonel, and provided a possibly false reason for turning her away,

Photographer Takes Portraits of Gay Warriors in a Post-DADT World
December 11 2012 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Portraits of 'Gay Warriors' in a Post-DADT World

Lucas Grindley

The end of "don't ask, don't tell" hasn't meant the end of discrimination against military families.

Senate Version of Defense Budget Omits Antigay Provisions
December 04 2012 7:55 PM ET

Senate Version of Defense Budget Omits Antigay Provisions

Michelle Garcia

The U.S. Senate passed the next year's defense budget without some of the proposed harmful language that would limit the use of military facilities for same-sex couples.

WATCH Veterans Day Video Spotlights DOMA Harms
November 12 2012 2:14 PM ET

WATCH: Veterans Day Video Spotlights DOMA Harms

Julie Bolcer

“Same Skin” shows how federal law treats gay and straight service members differently, although they make the same sacrifice for the country.

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