Veterans

Veterans

National
WWP program events like this give wounded warriors and family members an opportunity to experience firsthand what is possible at social gatherings that get them out of the house and connect them with fellow service members and their communities. ...
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Transgender Veterans March
Health
Lambda Legal and Transgender Law Center, with co-counsel WilmerHale, petitioned with the VA to change the rule that excludes transition-related surgery for transgender veterans. ...
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Windsor and Obergefell, plaintiffs in historic Supreme Court marriage equality cases, will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala for their role in securing critically important military and veterans benefits for LGBT military spouses and their families
National
Edie Windsor and Jim Obergefell will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala, presented by USAA. ...
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President Barack Obama salutes a Sailor following naturalization ceremony, April 23, at the White House. During the ceremony, 24 U.S. service members took the oath of allegiance to the United States, becoming American citizens in the process.
Politics
Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide Friday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed it will begin issuing spousal benefits to LGB veterans. ...
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Top News Politics
The event is expected to draw 400 LGBT service members, spouses, veterans, and allies. Sponsored by nearly every major military family support organization. ...
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Top News Politics
A bipartisan group of colleagues reintroduced the Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act to ensure all military families have equal access to benefits. ...
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Three transgender veterans will receive new military discharge paperwork reflecting their correct names and identities.
Top News Politics Health
Three transgender veterans will receive new military discharge paperwork reflecting their correct names and identities. ...
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Members of OUVETS marching in Boston’s Veterans Day Parade in November 2014. Photo: Eric Huang
Top News Faith and Religion
The South Boston Allied War Veterans Council voted 5-4 in favor of allowing an LGBT veterans org to march in South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. ...
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Top News Politics
Lambda Legal: The denial of benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans living in states refusing to recognize their marriages is in violation of Windsor. ...
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Top News Politics Health National
One in four U.S. vets say they know a service member or veteran who was a victim of sexual harassment, sexual assault or rape that occurred in the military. ...
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