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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 […]

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 […]