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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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With 75 Republicans Signing A Legal Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage, Will Obama Do the Same?

With 75 Republicans Signing A Legal Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage, Will Obama Do the Same?
At least 75 top Republicans have signed a legal brief to be submitted to the Supreme Court this week, arguing that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, according to The New York Times, which obtained a copy of the document.
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VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple

VA Grants Burial Rights for Same-Sex Oregon Couple
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has decided to allow the same-sex spouse of a member of the military to be buried in a U.S. national cemetery. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki used his discretionary authority to allow the burial of Nancy Lynchild’s ashes, the agency said Thursday The VA said the request was the first of its kind that Shinseki was asked to consider, and the first he has approved.
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Ft. Bragg Offers Full Membership to Lesbian Army Spouse

Ft. Bragg Offers Full Membership to Lesbian Army Spouse
The officers’ spouse club at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina has offered a full membership to Ashley Broadway, the lesbian spouse of a U.S. Army officer. The move ends a controversy running nearly two months that highlighted the unequal treatment of same-sex spouses in the military.
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