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First Out Gay Man Confirmed as Air Force Undersecretary

First Out Gay Man Confirmed as Air Force Undersecretary
Eric Fanning, a gay man, has been confirmed to the second-highest civilian position in the U.S. Air Force.
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US Marine Will Marry His Partner, But Won't Be Allowed to Visit Him On Base

US Marine Will Marry His Partner, But Won't Be Allowed to Visit Him On Base
Captain Phelps will marry Schock in May in Seattle, Washington and he will subsequently be transferred to Japan this summer for a minimum of two years. But because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Schock will not be allowed to join him on base.
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Hagel Supports Same-Sex Benefits in Afghanistan

Hagel Supports Same-Sex Benefits in Afghanistan
While visiting U.S. troops at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said he supports benefits for same-sex couples, and will fight to get them enacted into law.
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Senators Urge Expedited Waivers for Same-Sex Burials in National Cemeteries

Senators Urge Expedited Waivers for Same-Sex Burials in National Cemeteries
On January 29, 2013, Secretary Shinseki granted a waiver, the first of its kind, for the burial of civilian Nancy Lynchild in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Her spouse, retired Lieutenant Colonel Linda Campbell, led the months long efforts to make the waiver a reality.
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The Rise and Fall of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Rise and Fall of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The largest collection of academic research on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal was published online this weekend in a special edition of the Journal of Homosexuality.
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DADT Discharged Troops to Receive Full Pay

DADT Discharged Troops to Receive Full Pay
Former service members who are part of a class action lawsuit challenging a Defense Department policy that cuts in half the separation pay of those who have been honorably discharged for "homosexuality" will receive their full pay after a settlement announced Monday.
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