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Gay Families

DOMA

Defense Secretary To Extend Benefits To Gay Military Families, Not All Are Pleased

by David Badash ● 6:00 PM February 5, 2013
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Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to announce this week that the Pentagon will extend benefits to gay and lesbian families, but the move is set to please few on either side.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Michelle Obama Delivers West Point Graduation Speech With Nod To Gay Families

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM May 21, 2011
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At West Point on Friday, Michelle Obama delivered a graduation speech with a gentle nod to gay and lesbian families to graduates and their families.

Analysis

UN Inaugural Review of U.S. Human Rights Record Begins in Geneva

by Tanya Domi ● 3:31 PM November 1, 2010
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While America and the LGBT community are preparing to go to the polls tomorrow, the UN Human Rights Council today begins the Ninth Universal Periodic Review of member states’ human rights records in Geneva, including the United States for the first time, who have submitted a first-time report on fairness and equality of LGBT Americans. [...]

Civil Rights

Preview Tonight’s “Gary And Tony Have A Baby”

by David Badash ● 1:30 PM June 24, 2010

Soledad O’Brien, host of CNN’s “Race In America” and “Gay In America,” tonight premieres “Gary And Tony Have A Baby” on CNN at 8:00 PM EDT. It looks like a nice inside view of a Manhattan same-sex couple who have been together for twenty years, their fight for gay civil rights, and their steps at [...]