Anonymous Group Says Hagel Is Too Antigay for Defense Post
January 20 2013 2:59 PM ET

Anonymous Group: Hagel Is Too Antigay for Defense Post

Michelle Garcia

An anonymous group is urging senators to reject Chuck Hagel's nomination for secretary of Defense because, the group says, he is antigay, among other things.

Military Spouses' Club Offer of Guest Membership 'Demeaning,' Says Lesbian Wife
January 18 2013 10:01 PM ET

Military Spouses' Club Offer of Guest Membership 'Demeaning,' Says Lesbian Wife

Trudy Ring

The latest chapter in Ashley Broadway's ongoing effort to join a spouses' club at Fort Bragg finds her declining an offer of a 'special guest membership.'

Pentagon Pressured to Revise Policies, Include Gay Military Spouses
January 17 2013 5:48 PM ET

Pentagon Pressured to Revise Policies, Include Gay Military Spouses

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of controversy surrounding the exclusion of a lesbian wife from an officers spouses' club, LGBT advocates are ramping up pressure on the Pentagon to revise guidelines across the military to prohibit discrimination against LGBT service members and their families.

AWOL Transgender Woman Discharged From Marines After 31 Years
January 15 2013 6:18 PM ET

AWOL Transgender Woman Discharged From Marines After 31 Years

Michelle Garcia

A transgender woman who went AWOL from the Marines 31 years ago will be issued a discharge with honorable conditions from the military.

Does Chuck Hagel Know that LGBT Service Members Still Lack Many Military Benefits
January 15 2013 4:01 PM ET

Does Hagel Know Service Members Still Lack Benefits?

Michelle Garcia

Hagel commits to upholding benefits under "current law" and for "the families of all our service members," but LGBT families lack a laundry list of benefits.

January 13 2013 5:33 PM ET

Colin Powell Defends Chuck Hagel

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WATCH: James Hormel Forgives Chuck Hagel, Supports His Confirmation
January 10 2013 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: Ambassador Accepts Apology, Supports Chuck Hagel

Lucas Grindley

The former ambassador to Luxembourg went on the radio to back the Defense nominee's confirmation.

Marines to Allow Gay Spouses in Clubs But Fort Bragg Only Admits Friends
January 09 2013 8:05 PM ET

Marines to Allow Gay Spouses in Clubs, But Fort Bragg Only Admits 'Friends'

Sunnivie Brydum

In response to a recent controversy in which a lesbian wife of an army lieutenant colonel was denied membership to a spouses club, the Marine Corps issued new guidelines mandating that all spousal support clubs operating on Marine bases be LGBT-inclusive.

More of Chuck Hagel's Past Arrives to Haunt Him
January 09 2013 7:29 PM ET

More of Chuck Hagel's Past Arrives to Haunt Him

Lucas Grindley

The White House would like to leave what happened a decade and a half ago in the past. But now more of Defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel's "insensitive" comments have surfaced.

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.

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