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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...

Amanda Terkel

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...

Amanda Terkel

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 ...

Amanda Terkel

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...

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...

Amanda Terkel

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...

Why Chuck Hagel's Gay Problem Is Getting Worse

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) has a problem if his goal is to quell criticism for his anti-gay past. He scored a zero on the Human Rights Campaign's Senate scorecard between 2001 and 2006 and opposed allowing gays to serve openly in the military. Am I missing something here?

Amanda Terkel

Barney Frank 'Strongly Opposes' Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced on Monday that he "strongly opposes" the potential nomination of Chuck Hagel as Defense S...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

President Sees 'Positive Change' In Possible Nominee's Views | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama defended Chuck Hagel on Sunday, calling him a "patriot" and saying the former Nebraska senator had evolved since ...

Chuck Hagel Apologizes For 'Insensitive' Gay Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) released a statement Friday apologizing for comments he made over a decade ago about a gay ambassadorial nominee. ...