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Marine Week Embarks on the Emerald City

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The United States Marine Corps will partner with the annual Seafair Festival and the City of Seattle, Washington, to bring Marine Week to the Emerald City. ...
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Disney Ceases Funding for Boy Scouts over Anti-Gay Policy

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While last spring it was decided that the BSA would allow openly gay boy scouts, openly gay leaders are still banned. ...
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Suicide in the Military: New Study Points to Risk Factors

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The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel released its first findings. ...
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Married Same-Sex Couple Signs Up for Military Benefits

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After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces Wednesday allowed Alicia Butler, the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville, to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry. ...
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Military Sexual Assault Victims Barred from Essential Disability Benefits

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Even though women who experience sexual assault in the military are nine times more likely to develop PTSD than their male counterparts, in 2011 the VA granted 74.2 percent of non-MST trauma claims and only 44.6 percent of MST claims. ...
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Same-Sex Health Insurance Costs: ‘Waiting for Guidance’

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Companies and their employees are anxiously awaiting federal guidance about how the DOMA ruling will affect their health insurance benefits. ...
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Defense Department Announces Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

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The Defense Department will make spousal and family benefits available no later than September 3, 2013, regardless of sexual orientation. ...
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Murray Meets With Air Force Official Maj. Gen. Woodward

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) met with Air Force Major General Margaret H. Woodward to discuss the epidemic of sexual assault in our nation’s armed forces. ...
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White House Down: American Troops Get in Free on the 4th

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The special invitation to America’s military personnel and veterans is valid only on July 4. ...
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Straight Allies ‘Freedom to Serve, Freedom to Marry’ Video

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The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) prevents legally married same-sex couples from receiving over 1,100 federal protections that opposite-sex couples receive. ...
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