State National Guards in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma must extend benefits to married gay and lesbian service members, say two leading congressional Democrats.
Ken Yasger, the first openly gay ranger in his unit, calls the pop star an inspiration.
The Department of Defense profiled a married gay military couple to help illuminate the benefits that are now available to gay and lesbian service members.
A new set of rules for chaplains states that Catholic military chaplains must not be forced to preside over any ceremonies in which the church must acknowledge a same-sex relationship.
Just a week after doubling down on a section of U.S. law that kept the military and Department of Defense from offering spousal benefits to veterans in same-sex marriages, the Department of Justice announced today it will stop enforcing Title 38.
Maj. Gen. John Nichols directed state-run facilities to refuse to process same-sex benefits, citing to conflicts with Texas's constitution.
A California judge rules in the case of a lesbian veteran whose marriage was not recognized by the VA; it may lead to equal benefits for all same-sex couples.