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Doma Military Spouses

Gay Veterans Win After Court Decision

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — For Stewart Bornhoft, who completed two tours of duty in Vietnam, the Supreme Court's decision granting federal benefits to married...

Life After DOMA: The LGBT Military Community Prepares for the Next Fight

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The challenges LGBT people face in America won't simply dematerialize as we achieve each new policy objective. Passing good laws and enacting good policies is hard work, but changing culture is much harder.

What The End Of DOMA Would Mean For Same-Sex Military Spouses Like Me

Christian Fuscarino | Posted 05.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christian Fuscarino

Can you imagine standing at your partner's funeral as the flag bearer walks right past you to present the American flag to some distant relative of your partner? Can you imagine being invisible in the eyes of the government of the country your partner gave his or her life for?

Dems Press VA On Gay Rights Issue

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to keep granting waivers so that same-sex spouses can be buri...

Amanda Terkel

Gay Military Families Still Barred From Nearly 100 Benefits Under DOMA

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In one of his final moves at the Pentagon on Monday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that he was extending certain benefits to ...

With Liberty And Justice For All?

Stephen Peters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Stephen Peters

If we are going to continue to carry the banner of the "land of the free," there must continue to be change in the "home of the brave." This is because the very brave we speak of are being denied liberty and equal protection under the law.

Happy Mother's Day... Well, Almost

Ashley Broadway | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Ashley Broadway

Thanks in part to the misleadingly named Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the military does not acknowledge me as a spouse, nor do they acknowledge me as our child's mother. The only recognition I receive is the status of "caregiver."

6 Months On From DADT Repeal And Nothing's Changed

Laurence Watts | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay 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?