After seven GOP congressmen changed their vote, an amendment to a defense bill that would have prohibited discrimination against LGBT people failed to pass.
With "don't ask, don't tell" far behind us, Eric Fanning was officially sworn in as Army Secretary on Wednesday, becoming the first out leader of any military branch.
It will likely take a lawsuit to end the Veterans Affairs policy of denying coverage for gender-confirmation surgery — a procedure currently covered by Medicare.
Eric Fanning made history today when confirmed by the Senate as secretary of the Army.
Eric Fanning has passed the second-to-last hurdle to becoming the first out person to lead the Army or any branch of the U.S. miltary. But his confirmation isn't a done deal yet.