Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary
February 26 2013 5:52 PM ET

Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary

Michelle Garcia

As defense secretary, Hagel faces budget cuts and introducing more thorough benefits and rights for same-sex partners of military personnel.

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?
February 17 2013 5:05 PM ET

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?

Lucas Grindley

Rachel Maddow says her documentary will help ensure the mistakes that led the country to war in Iraq cannot be repeated.

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners
February 14 2013 6:58 PM ET

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

Michelle Garcia

A new bill with 40 co-sponsors in the House could add some more benefits to military LGBT partners and families.

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops
February 13 2013 9:08 PM ET

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops

Neal Broverman

The AFA is offended LGBT soldiers could be buried at Arlington cemetery.

Committee Approves Hagel, Moves Nomination to Full Senate
February 12 2013 7:11 PM ET

Committee Approves Hagel, Moves Nomination to Full Senate

Trudy Ring

Hagel, nominated by President Obama as secretary of Defense, has opposition from his own party, the Republicans, because of policy differences, and from LGBT activists because of past statements.

Sec. Panetta Announces Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses and Partners
February 11 2013 1:28 PM ET

Panetta Announces Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

Michelle Garcia

The Defense of Marriage Act still prevents some benefits from being extended to same-sex military families and couples.

Lesbian Military Equality Advocate Charlie Morgan Succumbs to Cancer
February 10 2013 4:20 PM ET

LGBT Military Advocate Charlie Morgan Succumbs to Cancer

Sunnivie Brydum

Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan died Sunday, after a long battle with cancer.

Breaking: Military to Extend Some Benefits to Gay Partners
February 05 2013 3:13 PM ET November 14 2013 8:05 PM ET

Military to Extend Some Benefits to Gay Partners

Michelle Garcia

Leon Panetta's last week as Defense secretary will see the extension of some partner benefits to gay military personnel.

Chuck Hagel Promises 'Expeditious' Movement on Gay Military Partner Benefits
January 31 2013 1:26 PM ET January 31 2013 8:07 PM ET

WATCH: Sens. Udall and Gillibrand Grill Hagel on Gay and Lesbian Military Equality 

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Nebraska senator reiterated his commitment to fully implementing repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' including extending partner benefits to the families of gay and lesbian service members.

Military Wife Has Focus on What President Obama Will Do Next
January 26 2013 10:41 AM ET

Military Wife Has Focus on What Obama Will Do Next

Lucas Grindley

Ashley Broadway was originally told that because she lacks a valid military ID, which are granted only to wives recognized by the military, that she couldn't join the officers' spouses club.

Soldier Who Was Booed During GOP Debate Calls for Marriage Equality in Military
January 24 2013 11:35 AM ET

Soldier Who Was Booed During GOP Debate Calls for Marriage Equality in Military

Lucas Grindley

A solider who fought in Iraq was famously booed during a Republican debate and has since been an advocate for LGBT equality.

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