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Chuck Hagel Gay Rights

Chuck Hagel To Attend Pentagon Pride Event

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will speak at an event this month honoring gay and lesbian service members, making him the first sitting defense secreta...

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Tammy Baldwin To Vote For Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress' only openly gay senator intends to back former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Defense Secretary, confident that he will support...

Chuck Hagel Supports Gay Rights? Too Little, Too Late

Brian Stone | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Brian Stone

As a gay man who had to live under the oppressive "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, I'm shocked that Hagel didn't support DADT repeal sooner. I'm also shocked that he didn't even make a public statement of support for DADT repeal. Instead, he wrote a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer.

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Gay Rights Group Forms Opposing Chuck Hagel | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new group made up mostly of Democrats and independents has formed to pressure defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel on LGBT and other ...

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Chuck Hagel Promises To Extend Benefits To Gay And Lesbian Military Families | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel attempted to put to rest any doubt about his commitment to gay rights on Tuesday, saying he suppor...

Confirm Chuck Hagel For Secretary Of Defense

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter D. Rosenstein

I am willing to accept his apology, which Ambassador Hormel has now accepted, even if reluctantly, because Hagel will work for President Obama, and I don't believe the president would nominate anyone to this sensitive position who will not be supportive of the LGBT community.

Barney Frank Dials Back Chuck Hagel Criticism

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is softening his opposition to Chuck Hagel's likely nomination as Defense Secretary, saying he is wil...

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Gay GOP Group Goes After Chuck Hagel | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As President Barack Obama is set to nominate former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as defense secretary, the Log Cabin Republicans have relea...

Will Chuck Hagel Apologize For His Anti-Gay Voting Record?

Wayne Anderson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

Putting a man with such a poor record of LGBT support in charge of the continuing implementation of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" would be a disaster for gay and lesbian soldiers. President Obama could and should do better.