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Government Awards Full Benefits To Wife Of Female Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice Johnson, whose wife was killed fighting in Afghanistan, has received word from the Department of Veterans Af...

All Aboard The Rainbow Railroad!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices

On Aug. 14, the Department of Defense took a fundamental step forward when it announced it would extend spousal and family benefits to legally married...

History Is Made With Approval Of First Same-Sex Military Burial In Oregon

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently approved what is believed to be the nation's first same-sex spouse burial at a national cemetery. ...

Boehner's Silence Speaks Volumes To Me

Maggie Cooper-Harris | Posted 04.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Maggie Cooper-Harris

By refusing to acknowledge us as legally married, Speaker Boehner -- and those defending DOMA -- demean not only our marriage but the remarkable sacrifice made by my wife, who gave nearly a decade of her life to active-duty military service to the country she loves so dearly.

Woman Who Fought For Equal Military Benefits For Wife Dies

AP | KATHY McCORMACK | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Charlie Morgan, a chief warrant officer in the New Hampshire Army National Guard who fought to repeal the federal law barring her wif...

Pentagon To Make Big Reversal On Same-Sex Benefits: Report

Washington Post | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

The Pentagon has decided to extend certain benefits to the spouses of gay and lesbian personnel, according to officials and people notified about the ...

Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Tom Carpenter | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Carpenter

President Obama can, and should, immediately take this next step to fulfill his promise that "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law." There is nothing standing in his way to fulfill the promise of justice.

Obama Administration Makes Stunning Announcement On Gay Rights

Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

The Obama Administration will no longer defend legislation in court banning same-sex couples from receiving military and veterans benefits. In a le...

Gay Military Spouse Speaks Out On His Husband Getting Booed At GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Josh Snyder, the husband of the gay soldier booed at a September Republican presidential debate, appeared on MSNBC Thursday to discuss the incident an...