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Hagel “Open” to Reviewing Transgender Military Ban

Hagel “Open” to Reviewing Transgender Military Ban

BY RYAN HOWE | In comments May 11 to ABC News, the Pentagon’s chief signaled his openness to reviewing the longstanding ban on transgender military service members. “I do think it continually should be reviewed,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” The ban on service by transgender personnel, based on what the […]

Pentagon: Guard Units in Every State Now On Board with Same-Sex Benefits

Pentagon: Guard Units in Every State Now On Board with Same-Sex Benefits

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a December 13 written statement, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that every state is now complying with his order that National Guard units provide Department of Defense identification cards to all military spouses regardless of their sexual orientation. In August, the Pentagon –– responding to the June Supreme Court ruling […]

New Yorker Gregory T. Angelo to Head National Log Cabin Republicans

New Yorker Gregory T. Angelo to Head National Log Cabin Republicans

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Gregory T. Angelo, who has served as interim executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans since the first of the year, has been named to the post on a permanent basis, the group’s board of directors announced on February 15. Angelo replaces R. Clarke Cooper, an Iraq war veteran who had previously […]

Panetta Announces New Partnership Status, Benefits

Panetta Announces New Partnership Status, Benefits

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | In response to growing demands from advocates for gay and lesbian military service members, the Defense Department on February 11 announced a new list of benefits that will be made available to their same-sex domestic partners and spouses. The list is comprised of more than 20 benefits, including the Dependent ID […]

LOG CABIN SHIFT ON HAGEL

LOG CABIN SHIFT ON HAGEL

December 31, 2012 To the Editor: This clown Clarke Cooper just endorsed Mitt Romney, who was committed to maintaining our second-class status and was capable of doing us much more damage than Chuck Hagel (“Clarke Cooper Sings New Tune as Log Cabins Blast Hagel,” by Paul Schindler, posted online Dec. 27). Clarke Cooper and the […]

Task Force Concerned about Hagel at Defense Department, Citing LGBT, Women’s, People of Color Record

Task Force Concerned about Hagel at Defense Department, Citing LGBT, Women’s, People of Color Record

BY ANDY HUMM | President Barack Obama is widely reported to be leaning toward former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, a two-term Republican, to be his next secretary of defense, succeeding Leon Panetta, despite Hagel’s record of voting against LGBT rights, women’s reproductive rights, and issues of concern to people of color. During his Senate career, Hagel […]