Gay City News | Tag Archive | Pentagon Gay City News | Tag Archive | Pentagon
Quantcast

Home » Posts tagged with » Pentagon

Stepping Up War on Transgender Americans, Trump Opposes Military Service

Stepping Up War on Transgender Americans, Trump Opposes Military Service

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a rapid-fire series of three tweets this morning, President Donald Trump announced his intention to bar transgender Americans from serving openly in the military. At about 9 a.m., tweeting on his personal account @realDonaldTrump, the president wrote: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the […]

Defense Chief Signals End to Transgender Military Ban

Defense Chief Signals End to Transgender Military Ban

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In a statement laying the groundwork for what seems certain to lead to open service by transgender members of the US military, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, on July 13, announced that a high-level working group would spend six months to study “the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to […]

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 […]

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 […]