Gays In The Military

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Military Benefits Extended To Same-Sex Partners

Pentagon officials say the department is not extending some housing benefits to same-sex partners of service members because the issue requires more review and military leaders are worried that it might be unfair.

02/11/2013

Sgt. Brandon Morgan kisses his partner, Dalan Wells, at a Marine base in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 22, 2012. (Gay Marines/Facebook)

Central Valley Marine’s Homecoming Kiss Becomes Facebook Sensation

Sgt. Brandon Morgan didn’t expect to become a global phenomenon when he kissed his partner upon returning from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

03/02/2012

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville kissed her parner Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles after descending from the U.S.S. Oak Hill in Virginia Beach, Va. on December 21, 2011. (CBS)

NorCal Woman Shares 1st Kiss With Partner At Navy Ship’s Return

A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule on Wednesday when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the pier after one of them returned from 80 days at sea.

12/21/2011

Local leaders and former members of the military hold a banner during a news conference marking the end of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on homosexuals in the military, September 20, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Advocates Celebrate End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Military Policy

After years of debate over the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy preventing gays from serving openly in the military, the Bay Area activists who led the campaign to repeal it are finally able to celebrate.

09/20/2011

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Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Hailed By Bay Area Activists

Friday’s move to end the military’s 18-year-old ban on openly gay troops will help remove a tremendous burden from gay and lesbian members of the armed forces.

CBS San Francisco–07/22/2011

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Panetta Expected To Announce End Of Gay Military Ban

News of his decision comes two weeks after top military leaders agreed that repealing the 17-year-old ban will not hurt military readiness.

CBS San Francisco–07/21/2011

Jim Rinefierd holds up a US flag and a Human Rights Campaign flag during a rally in support of a repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

SF Appeals Court: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Stays In Place For Now

A federal appeals court is allowing the military to temporarily continue its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for openly gay service members in response to a request from the Obama administration.

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

SF Appeals Court Orders Immediate Lifting Of ‘Don’t Ask’ Policy

A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011

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Airman Discharged Despite Obama’s Lingering DADT Repeal

The Air Force has confirmed the discharge of a member due to sexual orientation despite President Obama and Congress’ pending repeal of DADT.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/03/2011

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GOP Group Renews Call For End Of Gay Military Ban

A Republican gay rights group is again asking a federal appeals court to immediately lift the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.

CBS San Francisco–05/10/2011

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