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Hagel vows to push for equal benefits for gay and lesbian military families

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Family Equality Council both praised Chuck Hagel after he wrote a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer addressing concerns about his appointment as Secretary of Defense.

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DADT repeal crusader Dave Guy-Gainer dies

Dave Guy-Gainer, who was a leading local advocate for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” died unexpectedly at his home in Forest Hill on Thursday. Guy-Gainer was 63. A public memorial will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, … Continue reading

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‘Perform or provide’

DADT repeal gives progressive chaplains a chance to counter evangelical clergy in the military DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com When a soldier recently came to Chaplain Chris Antal, a lieutenant in the Army National Guard in New York and … Continue reading

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DADT is finally dead

OutServe, a group for active-duty LGBT military personnel, published an issue of its magazine featuring 101 newly out servicemembers to mark the end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ After 18 years and more than 14,000 discharges, “don’t ask, don’t tell” … Continue reading

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DADT repeal starts Tuesday, but will discrimination continue?

DOJ says Log Cabin lawsuit should be declared ‘moot,’ but LCR attorney warns that without ruling, discriminatory policies could be reinstated STILL FIGHTING | Attorney Dan Woods, right, and Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper, left, pose together … Continue reading

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COVER STORY: Coming out of the shadows

As the process of repealing DADT nears its end, some gay servicemembers discharged under the policy are considering the possibility of re-enlisting DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Since the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy — prohibiting gays and … Continue reading

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WHAT’S BREWING: Day of prayer suit dismissed; post-DADT guide for gay troops; NY marriage split

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to block Texas Gov. Rick Perry from participating in or promoting his Aug. 6 day of prayer on the grounds that his involvement … Continue reading

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BREAKING: President certifies DADT repeal

President Barack Obama is shown signing the law repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ on Dec. 22, 2010. After a delay of more than six months during which the U.S. military branches received training on DADT repeal and dealing with openly … Continue reading

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Military gay couples won’t enjoy benefits

Even after DADT repeal is complete, DOMA will create discrepancy JULIE WATSON  |  Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Gay service members from Army soldiers to Air Force officers are planning to celebrate the official end of the military’s 17-year policy … Continue reading

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Appeals court halts enforcement of DADT, but gay servicemembers warned to remain cautious

A federal appeals court has halted enforcement of “don’t ask don’t tell,” effective immediately. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a unanimous order today lifting a stay it had placed on an injunction handed … Continue reading

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