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Veterans

Women Warriors Share Inspiring Stories of Sacrifice, Strength, Endurance at WWP Event

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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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VA Petitioned to Provide Surgery for Transgender Veterans

Transgender Veterans March
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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, Obergefell to be Honored at the Nation’s Biggest LGBT Military Event of the Year

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
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Edie Windsor and Jim Obergefell will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala, presented by USAA. ...
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Veterans Affairs to Extend Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses, Families

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.
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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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Modern Military Families Honored at AMPA National Gala

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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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Veteran Spouses Equal Treatment Act Reintroduced

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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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Transgender Vets Will Receive New Military Paperwork Reflecting Their Correct Names

Three transgender veterans will receive new military discharge paperwork reflecting their correct names and identities.
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Three transgender veterans will receive new military discharge paperwork reflecting their correct names and identities. ...
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OUTVETS to Make History Marching in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Members of OUVETS marching in Boston’s Veterans Day Parade in November 2014. Photo: Eric Huang
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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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American Military Partner Association Sues for VA Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

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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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One in Four U.S. Vets Know a Military Sexual Trauma Victim

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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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