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Hagel: Military Should Review Transgender Ban

May 11
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military should continually review its policy barring transgender individuals from serving in the military.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

By Lolita C Baldor | Apr 6
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Hagel: All States Complying With Same-Sex Benefits

By Lolita C. Baldor | Dec 13
The Pentagon says that all states are now complying with new rules allowing the same-sex spouses of military members to get ID cards in order to claim benefits.

Okla. Governor Denies National Guard Benefits to All Married Couples

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 20
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said she would sue the federal government if she had to provide National Guard benefits to same-sex couples; but rather than going through the hassle of filing a lawsuit, she decided to ban benefits for ALL married couples.

Pentagon to Extend Benefits to Gay Service Spouses

By Lolita C. Baldor | Jun 26
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will begin the process to extend health care, housing and other federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members as soon as possible.

Gay Pundits & Groups at Odds Over Hagel’s Defense Secretary Nomination

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
Chuck Hagel, Obama’s pick for U.S. Defense Secretary is causing concern among some LGBT activists & groups who don’t like comments & actions he took in the past.

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