Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples
December 13 2013 12:57 PM ET December 13 2013 4:29 PM ET

Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples

Michelle Garcia

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.

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement
December 12 2013 1:55 PM ET

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement

Trudy Ring

It's tradition that engagements are announced to the entire student body, and this was the first one for a same-sex couple.

Louisiana National Guard Will Extend Partner Benefits
December 05 2013 3:23 PM ET

Louisiana National Guard Will Extend Partner Benefits

Michelle Garcia

Louisiana is the latest state to announce that members of its National Guard will extend benefits to its gay members' legal spouses.

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples
November 27 2013 3:25 PM ET

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples

Michelle Garcia

Gay and lesbian members of the Texas National Guard will now be able to receive benefits for their spouses.

Progressives Lash Out Against Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor
November 25 2013 5:25 PM ET

Progressives Blast Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor

Sunnivie Brydum

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation reveals a new billboard to call out the U.S. Air Force Academy's hiring an advocate of 'ex-gay therapy' to lead its mandatory cadet counseling program.

WATCH: New Trailer for Doc on Trans Servicemembers
November 24 2013 12:41 PM ET

WATCH: New Trailer for Doc on Trans Servicemembers

Neal Broverman

Transmilitary hopes to get the public riled that openly transgender people are banned from military service.

Gay Cadet Slams Air Force Academy's Defense of 'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Counseling Program
November 22 2013 2:13 PM ET

Gay Cadet Slams USAFA's Defense of 'Ex-Gay' Therapist

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Air Force Academy claims that gay cadets are safe and welcomed on campus, despite the academy's hiring of a staunch advocate of 'ex-gay' therapy who developed the school's mandatory counseling program.

Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits
November 20 2013 1:56 PM ET

Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits

Michelle Garcia

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.

Chelsea Manning Willing to Go to Court for Gender Procedures
November 01 2013 2:35 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Willing to Go to Court for Gender Procedures

Trudy Ring

In a letter published this week, she says her attorney will make a court filing if the military does not grant her requests.

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong
November 01 2013 2:27 PM ET November 01 2013 3:41 PM ET

Hagel: Denying Military IDs to Gay National Guard Spouses is Wrong

Michelle Garcia

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

National Guard Officer Charlie Morgan's Widow Can Finally Access Her Late Wife's Benefits
October 24 2013 1:47 PM ET

Charlie Morgan's Widow Can Finally Access Her Late Wife's Military Benefits

Sunnivie Brydum

Karen Morgan, who was married to the late chief warrant officer and outspoken lesbian military activist Charlie Morgan, received a military ID card for the first time Wednesday.

Peace Prize Winner Chelsea Manning Doesn't Consider Herself a Pacifist
October 10 2013 6:52 PM ET

Peace Prize Winner Chelsea Manning Doesn't Consider Herself a Pacifist

Sunnivie Brydum

Meanwhile, Fox News continues to refer to Chelsea as a man, using her given name, despite her August announcement that she's a transgender woman.

WATCH: Dems Pressure Pentagon to Enforce Spousal Benefits for Gay National Guardsmen
October 04 2013 12:45 PM ET

WATCH: Pentagon Pressured to Curb Rogue National Guard Units Denying Gay Spousal Benefits

Sunnivie Brydum

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

AddThis

Quantcast