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Military Doma

6 Months On From DADT Repeal And Nothing's Changed

Laurence Watts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Laurence Watts

With the commander-in-chief on record as saying he believes DOMA is unconstitutional and refusing to defend it in court, why hasn't the Department of Defense proactively found a way to recognize same-sex spouses or domestic partners as dependents rather than spouses?

There Can Be No Second-Class Service Members

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Commanders in the field are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with a two-tiered system of benefits and support for service members and their families. The colleagues of gay and lesbian military families are recognizing the inequalities and inherent unfairness of the status quo.

Why Same-Sex Marriage Recognition In The Military Matters

Katie Miller | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Miller

Pushing for same-sex partner recognition and family benefits in the military may appear to be a narrow goal in the wide scheme of LGBT issues, but military families are setting the stage for DOMA repeal, and same-sex marriage recognition in the military reclaims the term "family."