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.
A judge sentenced Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking thousands of government documents to WikiLeaks.
The former army intelligence officer who released thousands of classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010 reportedly struggled with gender identity issues.
A group of ex-servicemen ganged up on a lone gay activist in St. Petersburg today, before being detained by Russian riot police.