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Stars and Stripes: Trump ban on transgender military service begins as court battle continues

Reuters: US trans troops return to ‘dark days’ under new policy, say LGBT+ groups

CBS News: Controversial Trump administration ban on transgender troops goes into effect Announcing the Spouse Changemaker of the Year 2019 Finalists

Washington Blade: Ray Mabus to speak at American Military Partner Association’s DC gala

NBC News: ‘Nothing short of a ban’: Transgender troops, advocates react to new military policy

The Advocate: Military Officially Moves to Bar Over 13,700 Transgender Members

Metro Weekly: Trump administration to begin enforcing transgender military ban on April 12

Think Progress: Former military secretaries assert the Pentagon misled Congress on trans troops

Washington Blade: Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduce bills to protect transgender servicemembers

Military Times: Lawmakers aim to reverse Trump’s ban on transgender troops

The Advocate: Trans Military Recruit Vows to Fight On

Washington Blade: Poll: 70% of U.S. voters support transgender military service

Metro Weekly: Poll: 70% of Americans oppose Trump’s transgender military ban Supreme Court Allows Military Transgender Ban to Proceed for Now

Pink News: ‘Dangerous’ Supreme Court Trump military transgender ban ruling condemned

NJ Today: Supreme Court allows military discrimination while lawsuit moves ahead

Yahoo News: Kirkland, Latham and Wilmer Fight Trump’s Transgender Troop Ban at SCOTUS

QNotes: The Year in Review: 2018

CNN: All the ways the Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender people

Oregon Live: Trump’s limits on transgender people in military gets first appeals hearing

Daily Republic: Same-sex couple thankful for changing times General: Pentagon Caught ‘Flat-Footed’ by Trump Tweets on Transgender Ban

Fayetteville Observer: VA annual summit tackles mental health, family discussions

Associated Press: Air Force defensive back Bradley Kim is first openly gay service academy player

Stars and Stripes: Trump’s attempted ban of transgender military service remains steeped in confusion, chaos

Gay Star News: 4 cases are challenging the trans military ban, but it might not be solved for years

INTO: This Is How Many Federal Courts Have Ruled Against Trump’s Trans Military Ban

The Advocate: Federal Appeals Court Keeps Trans Military Ban Blocked

The Hill: Court rules against Trump administration on transgender military ban

CNN: Democrats demand to know why Pentagon is ‘backing away’ from LGBT Pride Month

Long Island Business News: Hometown Heroes: Jennifer Wright

The Advocate: The Pentagon Abandons Support for LGBT Pride Month

NewNowNext: These Military Moms Banded Together To Protect LGBT Children Of American Service Members

Metro Weekly: AMPA wants to help familiarize America with LGBTQ military families

Los Angeles Blade: Air Force lifts penalty on officer who won’t recognize gay airman’s spouse

Stars and Stripes: Air Force: Colonel had religious right to refuse signing same-sex spouse appreciation letter

CNN: White House announces policy to ban most transgender people from serving in military

Military Times: New Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Politico: Trump moves to ban most transgender troops

Advocate: Full-Page USA Today Ad Blasts Trump’s Trans Military Ban

The Hill: Troops suing Trump over transgender ban ask judge to permanently block the directive

Army Times: Court bars Trump on transgender troops policy

Teen Vogue: Transgender Military Kids Also Deserve Access to Health Care Pentagon to Release Decision on Transgender Troops by February

The Hill: Ex-Joint Chiefs chairman backs lawsuit against transgender troops ban

Metro Weekly: LGBTQ groups in second lawsuit against Trump trans ban seek injunction

Washington Blade: Law schools weigh bans on military recruiters over trans policy

Washington Blade: It’s official: Trump directs Pentagon to enact trans military ban

Los Angeles Times: White House to instruct Pentagon on how to implement president’s transgender ban in the military

Huffington Post: White House Gearing Up To Push Transgender Military Ban Forward

Politico: White House said to be close on transgender military ban

CNN: White House to issue guidance on transgender military ban, WSJ reports

The Advocate: Trump: Trans Ban Is ‘Great Favor’ to Military

SBS: Trump says he’s doing the military a “great favour” by
banning transgender troops

Washington Blade: Trump on trans ban: ‘I’m doing the military a great favor’

Metro Weekly: Trump: I’m doing the military “a great favor” by pushing transgender ban

Teen Vogue: Transgender Military Kids Also Deserve Access to Health Care

NBC News: Military Families With Transgender Kids Fear for Future

Washington Blade: Advocates protest transgender military ban outside White House

San Diego Tribune: How is Trump’s new transgender troop policy sitting with Americans?

The Independent: Donald Trump bans transgender people from serving in US military

The Daily Beast: Trump Bows to Religious Right, Bans Trans Troops

Huffington Post: Vulnerable Republicans Just Showed Why Fighting For Trans Rights Is A Political Winner

The Hill: House panel advances amendment blocking Pentagon funding for gender transition

Huffington Post: GOP Mulls Stripping Medically Necessary Care For Transgender Troops

Associated Press: House To Consider Ban On Transgender Surgery For Us Troops

CNN: Pentagon delays decision on transgender recruits

Politico: Pentagon delays lifting of transgender troop ban

The Hill: Military chiefs seek six-month delay in transgender recruits policy: report

BuzzFeed News: The US Military Probably Won’t Meet Its Deadline To Fully Integrate Transgender Troops

The Hill: LGBT groups brace for new fight over transgender troops

Politico: Trump’s failure to issue Pride Month proclamation called ‘deeply disappointing’

Military Times: The military may be building a case to block transgender applicants — at least for now

HRC: Hundreds of LGBTQ Service Members Attend the American Military Partner Association Gala

The New York Times: Trump’s 2nd Nominee for Army Secretary Withdraws

New York Post: Trump’s second choice for Army secretary withdraws

BBC News: Trump’s Army Secretary nominee Mark Green withdraws

The Hill: Trump Army secretary nominee withdraws amid fierce opposition

Military Times: Army secretary nominee Mark Green officially drops out

U.S. News & World Report: Mark Green Out as Army Secretary

Washington Examiner: ‘The White House did the vetting’: Sources say Mattis blindsided by outrage over Army pick Mark Green

The Hill: 41 groups join together in opposition to Trump Army secretary pick

The Hill: President Trump’s second Army nominee losing altitude

The Washington Examiner: All the groups opposed to Trump’s Army secretary pick Mark Green

The Washington Post: LGBT advocates launch effort to block Trump’s ‘appalling’ Army secretary nominee

The New York Times: L.G.B.T. Advocates Criticize Nominee for Army Secretary

The Hill: LGBT groups: Trump ‘couldn’t have picked a worse’ Army secretary nominee

The Huffington Post: Trump’s Pick To Lead The Army Believes Being Transgender Is A Disease

The Tennessean: LGBT advocates ‘deeply concerned’ with Mark Green nomination as Army secretary

Logo: Our Last Secretary Of The Army Was Gay. The Next One Opposes LGBT Equality

The Advocate: Trump Likely to Nominate Anti-LGBT Tenn. Lawmaker as Army Secretary

Mic: Who is Mark Green? What to know about Trump’s potential anti-LGBT pick for Army secretary

The Hill: LGBT troop advocates express concern over Trump’s Army pick

The Hill: A homefront fighter for LGBT troops

Military Times: Trump’s transgender directive and what’s at stake within the U.S. military

The Dallas Voice: Fanning honors AMPA President Ashley Broadway-Mack

The Daily Beast: General Jim Mattis: I Won’t Repeal Women in Combat or Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Military Reforms

BuzzFeed News: Gen. Mattis Says He Has No Plans To Repeal LGBT Military Service

The Washington Blade: Mattis indicates he won’t reverse LGBT-inclusion in U.S. military This Adorable Military Kid Stole the White House Holiday Show

The Hill: Retired officers to Trump: Don’t reverse female, transgender troop policies

Newsmax: Women, Transgender Troops Worry Trump Could Roll Back Obama Policies

NewsOK: Petitions urge opposition to Oklahoma congressman’s religious liberty amendment

Washington Blade: VA nixes plan to cover gender reassignment surgery

Mother Jones: The VA Just Dealt a Big Blow to Transgender Veterans

The Hill: VA drops plans to cover surgery for transgender vets

The Advocate: VA Plan to Cover Gender-Confirmation Surgery Scrapped

Military Times: VA drops plans to allow sex change surgeries VA Scraps Rule to Allow Sex-Change Surgeries Over Funding

The Advocate: Pulse Hero Recounts Night He Saved 70: ‘Time Slowed Down’

Stars and Stripes: DODEA to allow Ramstein transgender student to use girls’ bathroom as part of new policy

NBC News: ‘We Won!’: Trans Girl Can Now Use Girls’ Bathroom at Military School

Military Times: 11-year-old transgender student at DoD school banned from girls’ restroom

NBC News: Trans Girl Barred From Using Girls’ Bathroom at U.S. Military Base School

Metro Weekly: Donald Trump thinks transgender people in the military is ‘ridiculous’ 

The Guardian: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’: military members ‘out and proud’ five years after repeal

Stars & Stripes: Carter: Military ‘stronger than ever’ 5 years after repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

CW6 San Diego: San Diego LGBT community honors a hero at AMPA West Coast Gala

The Advocate: Pulse Hero Who Saved 70 to Be Honored by LGBT Military Group Tricare Now Covering Transgender Treatment Options

Newsday: Mets’ LGBT salute honors Army recruiter based in Selden

LGBT Weekly: Highest ranking openly LGBT servicemember to be honored at inaugural AMPA West Coast Gala in San Diego

Washington Blade: U.S. Navy to name ship after Harvey Milk No Timeline for Tricare Transgender Coverage

NBC News: With Transgender Military Ban Lifted, Obama Cements Historic LGBT Rights Legacy

The Guardian: US military ends ban on transgender service members

The Wall Street Journal: Pentagon Lifts Ban on Transgender Service Members

The Advocate: Pentagon on Trans Troops: “These Are the Kind of People We Want”

The Hill: Pentagon lifts ban on transgender troops

Washington Post: Pentagon officials: Repeal of ban on transgender service members coming within weeks

The New York Times: Pentagon Set to Lift Ban on Transgender People Serving in U.S. Military

BuzzFeed News: Ban On Transgender Military Service Expected To Be Lifted In July

New York Post: Pentagon to repeal ban on transgender members

Washington Post: Pentagon celebrates LGBT pride while changes to its transgender policy are stalled

Washington Blade: Pentagon celebrates Pride, but still bars trans service

The Hill: LGBT groups scold Pentagon delay on transgender policy changes

Washington Post: VA considers gender-confirming surgery for veterans

The Wall Street Journal: Veterans Affairs Department Proposes Coverage for Gender Reassignment Surgery

Washington Blade: VA proposes rule to lift ban on gender reassignment surgery

Stars and Stripes: VA wants to provide transgender surgeries

The Hill: VA proposes covering surgeries for transgender vets

The Advocate: VA Proposes Lifting Ban on Gender-Confirmation Surgery

Military Times: New rule would let VA provide sex reassignment surgery to transgender vets

Provincetown Banner: Fighting for love SpouseBuzz: Army Secretary Nominee: Diverse Military Families Matter

Washington Blade: Fanning jokes about stalled confirmation at LGBT military gala Republican Infighting on Guantanamo Keeps Fanning Nomination on Hold

Stars and Stripes: South Korea added to list of US posts approved for same-sex couples

Military Times: South Korea gives same-sex U.S. military spouses legal protection Same-Sex Spouses Approved to Accompany US Troops to South Korea

Huffington Post: Senate Inches Closer To Confirming First Openly Gay Army Secretary

Metro Weekly: AMPA to honor plaintiffs at center of marriage equality cases

Out Magazine: The Military Kiss Shared Across the Internet

The Advocate: Their First Kiss Wins the Internet

Huffington Post: Gay Military Couple Opens Up About This Beautiful Kiss Seen Around The World

Mashable: Married military couple’s first kiss romances the cold Internet

Mic: This Photo of a Same-Sex Kiss Between Military Newlyweds Is Melting the Internet’s Heart

Springfield News Leader: Gay military couple weds in Springfield courthouse, photo of kiss spreads

UpWorthy: Why this couple’s wedding photo has the Internet crying happy tears

Huffington Post: This Amazing Group Changed The Game For LGBT Military Families DoD Wants Transgender Tricare Coverage

Dallas Voice: Pentagon proposes rule change extending benefits to transgender troops and spouses

The Advocate: Military Health Plan May Cover Some Transition-Related Care

LGBT Weekly: Defense Department proposes rule change to provide medical benefits for transgender troops and military dependents

SDGLN: Victory! The VA now officially recognizes same-sex marriage, benefits

Huffington Post: A Gay Military Family Shares Their Journey To Fatherhood

The Dallas Voice: Lambda Legal, AMPA drop lawsuit after VA updates benefits policies

The Daily Caller: Pentagon Will Soon Announce If Transgenders Can Serve In The Military

Washington Examiner: Top policy fights of 2016

The Advocate: Liberty University Denies Tuition Discounts to LGBT Military Spouses SpouseBuzz: They Said She’s Not Spouse Enough for Their Discount

South Florida Gay News: Military Taking Steps to Be Trans Inclusive

LGBT Weekly: LGBT active-duty service members, veterans and straight allies celebrate San Francisco Fleet Week

The New York Times: Eric Fanning, Civilian Adviser, Named Secretary of the Army

CNN: Obama nominates openly gay man to lead Army

The Christian Science Monitor: Eric Fanning as Secretary of Army: Will his sexual orientation be a factor? Pick to Lead Army Marks First Openly Gay Service Secretary Nominee

Washington Post: Court says same-sex spouses are equal … but Congress won’t.

Washington Blade: House committee votes down measure to help gay veterans

LGBT Weekly: LGBT families in the military

LGBT Weekly: New national survey shows majority of Americans support open transgender military service

The Advocate: U.S. Transgender Military Ban Could End in May

International Business Times: US Military Same-Sex Spouses In Germany Offered Legal Protections, Pentagon Confirms

Military Times: Germany to allow same-sex U.S. military spouses

Stars and Stripes: Military to sponsor same-sex spouses in Germany Germany to Recognize Same-Sex U.S. Military Spouses, Pentagon Says

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Pentagon Weighs Allowing Transgender Troops to Serve Openly

Miami Herald: Lifting ban on transgender troops only a 1st step, advocates say

New York Times: Pentagon Moves to Allow Transgender People to Serve Openly in the Military

Reuters: U.S. military moves toward lifting ‘outdated’ transgender ban

The Wall Street Journal: Pentagon Moves to Scrap Ban on Transgender Service Members

LA Times: Pentagon moves toward lifting ban on transgender troops

The Hill: US moves to allow transgender troops

The Advocate: Sec. of Defense Confirms: Yes, We’ll Lift Trans Military Ban

Gay Star News: US military finalizing plan to end ban on transgender members

Washington Blade: DOJ announces full marriage benefits for gay couples

LGBT Weekly: Navy and Marine Corps raise level of authority required to discharge transgender Sailors and Marines

Washington Blade: Navy, Marine Corps raise authority for trans separations

Washington Post: After court ruling, gay veterans get marriage benefits they were denied

El Paso Times: Veterans’ same-sex spouses now eligible for VA benefits

Stars and Stripes: Ruling a step forward for gay servicemembers, but questions remain

The Hill: VA to extend benefits to same-sex spouses

Military Times: VA will extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples

Washington Blade: VA benefits confirmed for gay couples after marriage ruling

NBC 7 San Diego: SCOTUS Same-Sex Ruling: Vets Will Get Now Full Benefits

The Daily Caller: SCOTUS Decision Means Gay Military Couples Have Full Access To Benefits

Washington Blade: Hurdles remain for gay couples after marriage ruling

Military Times: Advocates: Gay military couples to see more barriers fall

Washington Times: Bill Would Allow Transgender Troops To Serve Openly

The Advocate: GLAAD Goes to War: Activists Hold Military Roundtable on Southern Tour

Washington Blade: Navy may raise authority to discharge trans sailors

The Advocate: Obama Administration Appears Optimistic on Marriage Equality

Washington Blade: White House not planning for ruling against same-sex marriage

The Gazette: Becoming Patricia: A combat veteran’s story of transgender life in the Army

TIME: Gays in the U.S. Military Are Now Protected 

Army Times: Sexual orientation added to military’s non-discrimination policy

LA Times: Pentagon adopts protections for gays, lesbians in military, but not transgender member

The Advocate: America’s Doctors: Transgender Military Ban Is Pointless

Metro Weekly: AMA: No medical reason for transgender military ban

WWNO: Some gay veterans get less benefits

Washington Post: Air Force takes step toward standardizing treatment of transgender troops

UPI: U.S. Air Force introduces new policy preventing discharge of transgender troops

Vox: The Air Force just took a big step in favor of transgender rights

The Advocate: Pentagon to Give Gay, Lesbian, and Bi Troops Workplace Protections

The Independent: Sexual orientation ‘to become protected class in US military within a week’

Gay Star News: Sexual orientation soon to become protected class in US military

LA Times: Navy’s first openly gay SEAL builds his life anew

BuzzFeed News: This Veteran’s Job Was Discharging Gay Sailors In The Navy — But He Had A Secret

Washington Blade: Senators seek non-discrimination protections for LGB troops

USA Today: Uber hopes to draft more military families

The Bay Area Reporter: Congresswoman pushes change to benefit trans vets

LGBT Weekly: Nation’s biggest LGBT military event of the year to celebrate modern military families

TIME: Same-Sex Military Spouses Speak of Unique Obstacles Ex-Military Officials: Same-Sex Marriage Laws Threaten Security

UPI: Ex-military officials: Patchwork of same-sex marriage laws threaten security

The New York Times:  In Brief to Justices, Former Military Officials Support Same-Sex Marriage

Edge Media Network: GLBT Troops Excluded From the Equal Opportunity Program? Talking with Brett Jones, the first openly gay Navy SEAL

Stars and Stripes: “Like any other family”- Same-sex spouses say there’s still work to be done for LGBT troops

LGBT Weekly: Texas Military Forces: Refusal to process same-sex military spouses was ‘Mistake’

San Antonio Express-News: Texas Guard clerk turns away same-sex couples

Dallas Voice: Camp Mabry again refuses service to same-sex spouses

Towleroad: Texas National Guard Says If Gay Couples Were Denied Benefits, It Was a Mistake

Metro Weekly: Navy’s top sailor open to transgender military service

Metro Weekly: Sen. Shaheen urges Veterans Affairs to halt “discriminatory policy”

BuzzFeed: Supreme Court Announces April 28 Arguments In Same-Sex Marriage Cases

Washington Blade: A choir of voices on marriage before the Supreme Court

Independent Journal Review: Iraq War Veteran Stripped of Benefits For Wife and Daughter Because of the State They Live In

The Advocate: VA Refuses to Recognize Veteran’s Wife and Child

NBC News: Obama Agrees That Transgender Soldiers Shouldn’t Be Banned

BuzzFeed News: Obama Administration Expresses Support For Out Transgender Military Service

The Hill: White House backs Pentagon chief on transgender troops

Military Times: New SecDef signals support for transgender service

NBC News: Defense Secretary Carter: Transgender People Shouldn’t Be Denied Military Service

Daily Mail: New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says transgender Americans should be allowed to serve openly in the military

Washington Blade: Ash Carter discusses out trans servicemembers

SDGLN: Openly gay man appointed as Chief of Staff for the Secretary of Defense

Metro Weekly: Focus turns to Ashton Carter to review the military’s transgender ban

Washington Blade: Army may be raising discharge authority for transgender troops

Washington Blade: Ashton Carter confirmed as next defense secretary

New York Daily News: San Diego sailor becomes first male U.S. Navy seaman to share same-sex ceremonial kiss

NBC News: San Diego Couple Shares First-Ever Male Same-Sex Ceremonial First Kiss Alabamian Brett Jones, first openly gay Navy SEAL, shares his thoughts on Roy Moore and staying strong

Stars and Stripes: Overseas benefits elusive for same-sex military couples

OUT Magazine: First Openly Gay Navy Seal to Speak at AMPA Gala

Washington Blade: Gay Navy SEAL to address LGBT military gala

Kearney Hub: What might trigger change for equality on marriage?

Washington Blade: Obama budget includes Social Security fix for gay couples

Washington Blade: Carter urged to address LGBT issues in confirmation hearing

Metro Weekly: As Hagel’s departure nears, no review ordered of military’s transgender ban

Washington Blade: Respect for Marriage Act reintroduced

Frontiers Media: Will the ‘Respect For Marriage Act’ Stand a Chance in the 114th Congress?

Metro Weekly: Members of Congress renew efforts to repeal DOMA

CBS News: Same-sex rights groups face challenges beyond marriage

Associated Press: Beyond Marriage, Challenges Ahead for Gay Rights Groups

MSNBC: LGBT: Banned from being all you can be

Washington Blade: Will Obama’s Defense nominee implement pro-LGBT policies?

The Rainbow Times: Military Fails to Comply with DOD Transgender Service Rule

The Advocate: Hagel’s Exit Leaves Unfinished Business For LGBT Military Members, Advocates

Washington Blade: Hagel leaves pro-LGBT legacy at Pentagon

Metro Weekly: Hagel urged to act on military’s transgender ban before departure

Frontiers LA: Hagel resigns as Secretary of Defense

SDGLN: Gay military group salutes Defense Secretary Hagel, who resigned today

The Hill: Military families blitz Congress over proposed benefits cuts

QNotes: North Carolinian to lead national LGBT military group

Military Times: Fort Bragg spouse to lead group for LGBT partners in military

Fayetteville Observer: Fort Bragg spouse to head American Military Partner Association

MSNBC: Gay vets reach milestone in Boston, still struggle nationally

Edge Boston: LGBT Veterans Still Being Denied Equal Benefits

Dallas Voice: AMPA issues Veteran’s Day challenge to VA’s discrimination against LGBT vets

SDGLN: LGBT Veterans Still Denied Equal Federal Benefits from the VA

Stars and Stripes: At the table: Book creates a literary gathering of military-family writers, supports Operation Homefront

Q Notes: Our People: Q&A with Spc. Elvis Wentzel

Times Record: Same-Sex Marriage Cases To Reach Arkansas, Federal Courts On Same Day

Washington Blade: Feinstein urges Obama to extend further benefits to gay couples

Associated Press: Rights of Same-Sex Military Spouses Vary by State

Washington Blade: Gay attorney confirmed as top lawyer for Air Force SpouseBuzz: Did You Know the VA Still Denies Same Sex Benefits?

Huffington Post: House Republicans Shoot Down Measure To Extend Spousal Benefits To Gay Veterans

CNN Money: Same-sex military spouses sue for equal benefits

The Advocate: House Committee Won’t Extend Spousal Benefits to Gay Vets

Las Vegas Review-Journal: Titus loses bid to widen VA benefits for gays

Washington Blade: House panel rejects spousal benefits for gay veterans

Bloomberg Businessweek: Some Federal Agencies Still Don’t Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Washington Post: Same-sex couples still fighting for equality with these three federal agencies

Seattle Times: Vashon man seeks his gay partner’s federal VA benefits

SCOTUSBlog: Test of gap in veterans’ benefits for same-sex marriages

Stars and Stripes: New VA policy on same-sex marriage benefits triggers lawsuit

LGBTQNation: Lambda Legal sues Veterans Affairs over denial of benefits for same-sex spouses VA Sued for Denying Benefits to Gay Spouses

Gay Star News: US Veterans Affairs sued over denying benefits to gay couples in states without gay marriage

Washington Blade: LGBT legal group sues VA to provide same-sex benefits

Metro Weekly: Federal lawsuit seeks veteran benefits for same-sex spouses

Cincinnati CityBeat: Push for gay marriage rights in four states takes center stage in Cincinnati’s federal courthouse

AMPA State & National Guard Affairs Coordinator Chris Rowzee on the Rainbow Hour

Knoxville News Sentinel: Lawmakers, psychologists, others weigh in on Tennessee’s same-sex appeal

Fayetteville Observer: Rights for all military families

Stars and Stripes: Dependent benefits extended to gay and lesbian spouses in Italy Gay US Mil Spouses Get Same Protections in Italy

Edge on the Net: Marriage Inequality Harms Military Families and Veterans

SDGLN: Hope in the desert: Observing DoD Pride while serving in Afghanistan

The Hill: Bill would give separation pay to service members discharged under DADT Bill Proposed to Include LGBT Representation On National Veterans Advisory Committee

CBS News: One year after DOMA ruling, same-sex couples still face benefits gaps

The Times-Picayune: Gay marriage debate to be aired in New Orleans federal court

Washington Blade: Praise, calls for more action after DOMA ruling review

NBC News: After DOMA Ruling, Same-Sex Spouses Still Blocked From Some Federal Benefits

The Katie Couric Show: The Devastating Impact of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Washington Blade: Pentagon celebrates Pride with trans speaker

Military Times: Mission Family: Gay couples, supporters celebrate military life in open

The Advocate: UNC Schools Begin Offering Gay Military Spouses In-State Tuition

WUNC: Young Woman A Catalyst For UNC Policy Shift On Same-Sex Military Spouses

Fayetteville Observer: University of North Carolina system offering in-state tuition to same-sex military spouses

Fort Hood Herald: Fort Hood plans first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month observation

CNN: Lesbian military widow announces she’ll get death benefits

Weekly Standard: Military Leave Policy Altered to Accommodate Same-Sex Weddings

The Wall Street Journal: Same-Sex War Widow Begins Receiving Survivor Benefits

MSNBC: Female military widow to receive full benefits after wife’s death

The Advocate: VA Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow of Fallen Soldier

Washington Post: Same-Sex War Widow Begins Receiving Survivor Benefits

Daily Mail: ‘At the end of the day, hearts and minds prevailed’: Wife of female solider killed by an Afghan suicide bomber to receive a full military pay-out

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

Washington Blade: Benefits for lesbian widow may signal change in VA policy

Fayetteville Observer: VA recognizes Raeford same-sex war widow’s marriage

U.S. Department of Defense: AMPA Dinner Honors Gay, Lesbian Military Families

Army Times: Wife of female soldier killed in Afghanistan to receive death benefits

BuzzFeed: Meet The Couple Behind The Military Proposal That Won The Internet’s Heart Gay MilSpouse Hits In-State Tuition Predicament

Stars and Stripes: Gay military spouse’s tuition woes illustrate conflict in state, federal law

Washington Blade: Pentagon’s gay-inclusive human goals charter omits trans people

Washington Blade: Pentagon official to deliver keynote at LGBT military dinner

Washington Blade: Ted Olson: Va. gay marriage ban ‘flatly unconstitutional’

International Business Times: US Military Same-Sex Couples Denied Benefits As Pentagon Yet To Reach Deals With Overseas Host Countries

Digital Journal: MilitaryOneClick Announces Largest Online Grassroots Effort to Preserve Military Benefits

Stars and Stripes: Inconsistent policies overseas causing confusion, hardship for same-sex couples

CNN Money: Gay military widow not getting death benefits

The Salt Lake Tribune: Same-sex marriage bans are under heavy fire

Associated Press: Republican group shows support for gay marriage

The Advocate: Same-Sex Military Spouses File Brief Supporting Marriage Equality

On Top Magazine: Military Groups Ask Federal Appeals Court To Strike Down Gay Marriage Bans

Windy City Times: US ranked 40 in Global Index on LGBT Inclusion in military

Washington Blade: Months after court ruling, DOMA issues remain unresolved

Tampa Tribune: MacDill glitch exposes transfer woes for gay military couples

Military Times: Same-sex couples hit roadblocks overseas

Washington Blade: DOJ faces renewed call to provide benefits to gay veterans

Stars and Stripes: Keeping Congress accountable

Air Force Times: Academy stands by controversial ‘ex-gay’ official

Washington Post: Navy adds Japan to overseas assignments for gay couples

New York Times: Guard Acts to Issue IDs to Members’ Gay Spouses

Washington Post: All holdout states now compliant with military’s same-sex benefits policy

Washington Blade: All nat’l guards now compliant with Hagel edict on same-sex benefits

The Advocate: Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples

Washington Blade: Georgia Nat’l Guard to process same-sex benefits

New York Times: Two Remaining Rebel States

Washington Post: Texas to process military benefits for gays under Pentagon deal

Washington Blade: Texas Nat’l Guard agrees to process same-sex partner benefits

The Advocate: Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples

Associated Press: Guard to let same-sex couples sign for benefits

NPR: Some Gay National Guard Couples Faced With Roadblocks To Benefits


Washington Blade: How goes transition to open military service? Don’t ask

NPR: Some Gay National Guard Couples Faced With Road Blocks To Benefits

BuzzFeed: After Repeal Of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Pockets Of Difficulty For Equality

Army Times: Fort Irwin backtracks on denying retreat for same-sex couple

Army Times: Gay Army couple says chaplain barred them from marriage retreat

Stars and Stripes: Air Force Academy’s hiring of anti-gay author draws ire from advocates

The Advocate: Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits

Washington Post: Texas National Guard refuses to process military housing allowance for gay couples

Courier-Journal: Kentucky National Guard to allow benefits for same-sex marriages

Washington Blade: Udall seeks action on benefits for gay veterans

MSNBC: States defying DOD order on same-sex couples (Video)

TIME: The National Guard: ‘Separate but Equal’ for the 21st Century?

New York Times: Texas and 5 Other States Resist Processing Benefits for Gay Couples

NPR: Pentagon Pushes States On Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

Fox News: Hagel blasts states on same-sex military benefits policy

Washington Post: Hagel says states refusing to issue ID cards to troops’ same-sex spouses are ‘wrong’

BuzzFeed: Defense Secretary Says States “Will Be Expected” To Treat Married Gay Couples Equally

ABC News: Hagel Blasts States on Same-Sex Benefits Policy

Washington Blade: Coast Guard enacts pro-gay non-discrimination policy

Army Times: In a first, same-sex military families group attends AUSA

Military Times: Lawmakers press Hagel on same-sex benefits enrollment

Washington Post: Lawmakers urge Pentagon to press National Guard on benefits for gay couples

Washington Blade: Pentagon pressured to act on Nat’l Guard units denying gay benefits

LA Times: Gay couples in military having trouble getting leave to get married

QNotes: S.C. National Guard won’t process gay couples’ benefits at state facilities

WLTX Columbia: SC Nat’l Guard: State Facilities Will Not Process Same-Sex Benefits

Washington Blade: How will Obama handle National Guard units disobeying fed’l directive?

Associations Now: New Battlefront: Same-Sex Spouse Benefits and the National Guard

Military Times: Catholic, Southern Baptist chaplains’ restrictions on same-sex couples outlined

Dallas Voice: UT at San Antonio denied in-state tuition to military member’s partner

NBC News: Drive for equality: Some same-sex military spouses forced to travel far for promised benefits

Washington Post: National Guard is new gay rights battleground as four states refuse to handle federal benefits

KOKH Fox 25: National military gay rights group takes on Governor Fallin

Dallas Voice: Lambda Legal demands Texas Guard start registering spouses

Washington Blade: Carney unaware nat’l guards withholding gay troop benefits

Air Force Times: Kirtland resolves dilemma, issues IDs to same-sex spouses

Reuters: Activists condemn Oklahoma barriers to same-sex military couples’ benefits

Associated Press: Okla. Gov. Tells Guard to Deny Same-Sex Benefits

NewsOK: Oklahoma National Guard reverses stance on same-sex couple benefits

WUNC: Same-Sex Marriage Benefits For North Carolina National Guard Members

ACLU: New Petition Launched to Support Treating All Married Military Personnel Equally

Washington Blade: Texas Nat’l Guard pressured to grant benefits to gay troops Senator: Re-Naming of Gay Marriage Leave ‘No Fix’

MSNBC: Red states greenlight benefits for gay National Guards

BuzzFeed: Federal Government Is Recognizing Same-Sex Couples’ New Mexico Marriages

CBS News: Texas Guard refuses to process same-sex benefits

Politico: Same-sex spouses allowed to receive veterans’ benefits

Texas Public Radio: Battle Brewing Between Texas National Guard & Pentagon Over Same-Sex Partner Benefits

Army Times: Some glitches in first week of same-sex spouse benefits

NBC: Gay troops prep for September marriage spree, put wedding parties on ice

CNN: Texas rebuffs federal effort to give benefits to same-sex partners of troops

Washington Post: Texas, Mississippi National Guards stall processing of benefits for gay spouses

Pink News: Texas and Mississippi National Guard refuse to process gay couples’ benefits despite Pentagon directive

Military Times: Texas: Same-sex spouses can’t enroll for benefits at state Guard facilities

SDGLN: Military same-gender spouses eligible for benefits today

NBC News: Federal judge orders VA to obey Supreme Court on same-sex benefits

McClatchy Washington Bureau: Court says VA can’t deny benefits to same-sex veteran, spouse

The Advocate: Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans’ Benefits Unconstitutional

The News Tribune: Gay marriage ‘leave’ may soon be ‘administrative absence’

Military Times: Many same-sex benefits retroactive

BuzzFeed: Federal Judge Strikes Down Law Barring Same-Sex Couples From Receiving Veterans’ Benefits

Washington Blade: Court rules against law barring gay couples from veterans benefits

Huffington Post: Rainbow Railroad Creates Network For Same-Sex Military Couples Seeking Marriage

SDGLN: AMPA launches the Rainbow Railroad for same-gender military couples

Associations Now: Same-Sex Military Group Applauds Pentagon’s Move on Benefits Proxy Weddings May Hold Key for Same Sex Couples

Boston Globe: Same-sex spouses eligible for Pentagon benefits

Chicago Tribune: Pentagon unveils benefits plan for same-sex married couples

Union Tribune San Diego: Same-sex spouses to get full military benefits, health care

Washington Post: Pentagon extends benefits to same-sex military spouses

Military Spouse Magazine: DOD Announces Equal Benefits for Same Sex Spouses

Bloomberg: Same-Sex Couples Get Pentagon Leave to Marry Where Legal

Politico: DOD Benefits for same-sex couples available by Sept. 3

Los Angeles Times: Military to allow leave for gay weddings

The Washington Times: Military extending benefits to gay spouses

McClatchy: Military will extend health and other benefits to same-sex couples

Reuters: Pentagon unveils benefits plan for same-sex married couples DoD Sets Date to Extend Same Sex Benefits, Leave

MSNBC: Same-sex military couples to get federal benefits

SDGLN: DOD grants same-gender spouse benefits

Washington Blade: Pentagon announces implementation of spousal benefits for gay troops

Stars and Stripes: DOD announces full benefits to married same-sex couples

SDGLN: Town Hall furthers conversation on transgender military ban

The Guardian: US military plan to extend same-sex marriage benefits met with concern

NBC News 7 San Diego: Proposal Under Review to Bring Benefits to Same-Sex Military Spouses (Video)

Fox 5 DC: Same-Sex Spouses May Get Military Benefits (Video) Pentagon Silent on Same Sex Benefits Timeline

San Diego Union Tribune: Clerk’s request for stay on gay marriage denied

SDGLN: San Diego County Clerk confronts his critics at news conference today

Army Times: On-base same-sex weddings expected to increase after DOMA ruling

The Guardian: American same-sex couples still face discrimination, despite Doma downfall

Air Force Times: Same-sex marriage: 18 questions answered

Washington Post: Administration says it will press to provide marriage benefits in all states Gay, Lesbian Spouses to Gain Full Benefits

Stars and Stripes: Gay, lesbian spouses to gain full military benefits

The Virginia Pilot: Same-sex military spouses are eligible for benefits

Washington Times: Pentagon to extend benefits to gay couples in wake of DOMA ruling

San Diego Union Tribune: Ruling will have big impact on military in San Diego

NBC News: DOMA’s downfall completes military’s swift 180 on gay troops — or does it?

NBC Nightly News: The nation absorbs DOMA decision

USA Today: Pentagon moves to extend benefits to gay spouses

Fox 5 San Diego: Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage

NBC News: For some same-sex military spouses, the harm of DOMA is forever

Edge: Striking Down DOMA & Prop 8 Inevitable?

The Advocate: Military Moves to Implement Partner Benefits Senator honors Fort Bragg military spouses

The Guardian: Gay couple who made White House history tie the knot in Seattle

Wall Street Journal: Military Veterans, Service Members and Advocates Call for Equality Ahead of Memorial Day

Ithica Times: No Defense: It’s time to liberate America from marriage inequality

Military Times: Gay military couple sees overwhelming support

NewsObserver: Same-sex families find community at festival

Washington Post: SF Pride president: WikiLeaks suspect Manning won’t be honorary parade grand marshal after all

ABC News: Wikileaks Suspect Named SF Pride Parade Marshal

North Andover Citizen: Life as an ‘invisible wife’

Chicago Tribune: Lesbian sailor in a civil union fights fraternization charge

NPR: For One Military Family, DOMA Decision Will Hit Close To Home

The Virginian-Pilot: Navy woman in fight over DOMA, honor for her spouse

Washington Post: A ‘military spouse of the year’ closely watches the Supreme Court

ABC News: Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cases: Meet the People With the Most at Stake

Fox 5 San Diego: Reluctant justices hear arguments over same-sex marriage

Union Tribune San Diego: 2 pastors pray for different Prop 8 rulings

SDGLN: Hundreds of San Diegans rally for marriage equality

ABC News: Military’s Same-Sex Couples Seek Overturn of DOMA

San Diego LGBT Weekly: Hundreds expected to gather at San Diego federal courthouse to urge the Supreme Court for marriage equality

SDGLN: San Diegans who support marriage equality to rally today at Federal Courthouse

Edge on the Net: Nation Poised for SCOTUS DOMA/Prop 8 Hearings

News Observer: The many ways same-sex military spouses miss out

Navy Times: Lesbian spouses angered by Navy’s word choice

The Advocate: Sailor’s Wife Shut Out Of Retirement Ritual

SheWired: Sailor’s Lesbian Partner Shut Out Of Retirement Ritual

Hampton Roads News Channel 3: Same-Sex Navy couple fights for equality

SDGLN: Dueling rallies planned for Prop 8/DOMA week at Supreme Court

Northwest Same-sex military couples still face obstacles

Fort Bragg Paraglide: Atmosphere grows more positive for gay Soldiers, culture

NPR’s Talk of the Nation: What’s Changed for Same-Sex Partners in the Military

The Advocate: Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

News 14 Carolina: Panetta continues discussion of military benefits extension to same-sex partners

Austin KUT News: Fort Hood Community Reacts to Expansion of Same-Sex Benefits

North County Public Radio: How same-sex military couples feel about benefits news

The Advocate: Sec. Panetta Announces Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses and Partners

NBC News: Outgoing DOD boss Panetta extends some benefits to same-sex spouses, partners of gay troops

Washington Post: A law that adds to gay military widows’ grief

NBC 7 San Diego: Pentagon to Extend Benefits for Same Sex Couples

The California Report: Pentagon Weighing Spousal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

BuzzFeed: Pentagon Inaction On Same-Sex Benefits Angers Activists

Army Times: Soldier, lesbian, war widow frustrated by the system

Fort Bragg Paraglide: LGBT Soldiers serve openly

Politico: Gay-rights groups applaud expected DOD same-sex benefits

U.S. News & World Report: AP sources: Pentagon extending benefits for gays

Union Tribune San Diego: Benefits for gay, lesbian military families expected

NBC News: ‘What’s right is right’: Widowed lesbian pushes for equal military benefits

POLITICO: Hagel appeases gay-rights advocates (Requires POLITICO Pro subscription)

Huffington Post: Leadership lacking on same-sex spouse decisions

Stars & Stripes: Where the DOD fears to tread

Stars & Stripes: Spouse of the Year

The New Civil Rights Movement: On Our Radar – Ashley Broadway, An Army Of One Literate Lesbian

USA Today: Wife of female Army officer can join spouses club

The Advocate: Military Wife Has Focus on What President Obama Will Do Next

BuzzFeed: Lesbian Offered “Full Membership” In Fort Bragg Spouses Group

Metro Weekly: White House dodges questions on benefits for same-sex military families

The International: Is 2013 the Year for Marriage Equality in the US Military and Beyond?

New York Daily News:  Lesbian barred from military spouses group up for Army Spouse of the Year

United Press International: Same-sex wife is Fort Bragg spouse of year

NBC News: Spouses club relents, says lesbian Army wife can be ‘full member’

The Columbus Dispatch: Gay military group endorses Ohio same-sex marriage campaign

The New York Times: Military Rules Leave Gay Spouses Out in Cold

Army Times: Lesbian refuses spouses club ‘guest’ membership

Washington Post: In wake of DADT repeal, same-sex military couples still face inequities, social stigma

ABC News: Same-Sex Military Couples Struggle for Recognition

Los Angeles Times: Lesbian military spouse rejects club’s offer to be ‘special guest’

BuzzFeed: Army Officer’s Lesbian Wife Offered “Guest Membership” In Spouses Club

NBC News: Army spouses club offers ‘special guest membership’ for same-sex wife

Military Times: She lost her wife to war

TIME: Same-Sex Marriage: Army’s Not Budging

NBC News: Pentagon opts not to intervene in ban of lesbian by Fort Bragg spouses club

Los Angeles Times: Gay military spouses continue to face hurdles

Los Angeles Times: Marines order clubs on base to allow same-sex spouses

Huffington Post: Marines Lead, Ft. Bragg Lags… and Hagel Waits

NBC News: Noting Army flap, Marine Corps orders its spouses clubs to allow same-sex members

UT San Diego: Same-Sex Spouse OK in Marine Base Clubs: Corps reacts to Army group not allowing a woman to join officer spouse organization

News14 Carolina: Marine Corps responds to private club denying admission to same-sex spouse

Associated Press: Marines Tell Spouses Clubs: Admit Same-Sex Spouses

CNN: Out — but not in: Military club closes ranks to gay wife

CQ Roll Call: Most Gay Rights Groups Skeptical, but Open to Hagel

Edge Boston: Officers’ Wives Club Excludes Lesbian Army Wife

TIME: U.S. Marine Makes First Ever Same-Sex Marriage Proposal in the White House

Huffington Post: Same-Sex Military Spouse Discrimination at Fort Bragg: What’s the Bigger Picture?

NBC News TODAY: Marine makes first same-sex marriage proposal in White House

ABC News: Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend at White House

TIME: A New Kind of Army Wife

NBC News: Same-sex wife of Army officer banned from joining Fort Bragg spouses club

New York Daily News: North Carolina woman believes she was denied membership in military spouses’ group because she is a lesbian

Stars & Stripes: Same-sex spouse not allowed to join group at Fort Bragg

The Advocate: Lesbian Wife Denied Membership to Military Spouses Group

Huffington Post: Denied Because I’m a Same-Sex Spouse? An Open Letter to the President of the Association of Bragg Officers’ Spouses

Stars and Stripes: Married Gays, Lesbians Still Viewed As “Single” By Military

Huffington Post: Lack of Care for Gay Military Families: Government Bureaucracy or Apathy?

Gay San Diego: With Liberty and Justice For All: LGBT Military After DADT

Medill Equal Media Project: Families Matter: How North Carolina’s conservative values jeopardizes its LGBT community

The Advocate: It’s A Nice Day For A Base Wedding

Austin’s KTBC Fox 7: Interview at AMPA’s booth at Austin Pride.

MSNBC: DADT One Year Later

Huffington Post: The End of DADT Was Not the End of Discrimination in the Military

CBS News: Furor Fades a Year After Military’s Gay Ban Lifted

SDGLN: How DOMA affects my Navy family

Huffington Post: DADT Repeal Anniversary: Still No Support For Gay Military Families

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News (SDGLN): Participants sought for LGBT contingent marching in San Diego Veterans Day Parade

News 14 Carolina: Celebration Marks First Gay Pride Week in Fayetteville

SiriusXM OUTQ News: AMPA President talks about launch of SLDN/Outserve congressional letter-writing campaign

Union Tribune: Troops at Gay Pride Parades: Are They Political?

CNN iReport Video: AMPA Members Participate in America’s Pride Parade in San Diego, CA

Huffington Post: “With Liberty and Justice for All?”

Bloomberg: Gay Troops Get ‘Surreal’ Chance To Celebrate At Pentagon – (Captain Angela Shrader, partner of AMPA board member Cathy Cooper, talks about what the Pentagon’s pride event means to her).

Huffington Post: “Honoring Gay Troops While Ignoring Their Families”

Kansas City Star: Why “Gay Marriage” is Important

Rainbow Radio: AMPA President Stephen Peters interviewed on South Carolina’s Rainbow Radio

Huffington Post: AMPA Member Welcomes Home His Sailor From Deployment

Huffington Post: Happy Mother’s Day…Well, Almost

CNN: AMPA Members Get Engaged on Base after Marine Returns from Afghanistan

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: The Newest Group of Military Spouses is Stuck Outside the Gate

Huffington Post: Six Months On From DADT Repeal and Nothing’s Changed

Time Magazine: Marines Publish A Book On The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Included in the book is an essay by Major Alasdair Mackay, USMC, who is the husband of our AMPA president Stephen Peters)

Jurist: Military Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Advances Equality

Washington Blade: A Night to Remember

Washington Post: Celebration and Concern Mark End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Associated Press (VIDEO): End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Nears

Associated Press: Repeal of Gay Ban Welcomed by Civilian Partners

Washington Blade: DOD Officials: Benefits for Gay Troops Will be Examined

MSNBC: Military Gay Couples Won’t Enjoy Benefits

Stars & Stripes: Gay Officer, Companion Look Forward to Repeal

American Public Media: Committed under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (with audio)

MyFoxDC: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Survey Analysis

South Florida Gay News: SU Announces Launch of

Echelon Magazine: SU Announces Launch of

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: SU Launches

Sirius OutQ News: SU Launches Military Partners Initiative

The Advocate: Org Launches Website to Support Military Partners

CNN: Dear Obama: Go Beyond Gay Partners’ Hospital Rights

Bay Windows: Would Partners of Gay Troops Get Benefits, Too?

Bay Windows: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Will Benefit Children

CNN: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — Don’t Call Home?

LA Times: ‘Silent Partners’ Examines What Happens When People ‘Don’t Tell’

In The Life Media: In Their Boots: Silent Partners (with video)

The California Report: Gay Partners Struggle with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ (with audio)

Mombian: Children Ask, Children Tell