The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act. The department will immediately begin the process of implementing the Supreme Court’s decision in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies. The Department of Defense intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses — regardless of sexual orientation — as soon as possible. That is now the law and it is the right thing to do.
Every person who serves our nation in uniform stepped forward with courage and commitment. All that matters is their patriotism, their willingness to serve their country, and their qualifications to do so. Today’s ruling helps ensure that all men and women who serve this country can be treated fairly and equally, with the full dignity and respect they so richly deserve.
Please go to this website immediately, and/or like them on Facebook. The American Military Partner Association has great information and support for LGBT military families!
After a ridiculously long break; this blog is back in action. I’ve been prepping for deployment, so now that I’m on the other side of the world, I’ll have plenty of time for questions. So bring ‘em on! :)
OutServe is a new magazine geared towards GLB individuals who serve in the armed forces and hits shelves on Sept. 20th, the same day that the Pentagon plans to formally end enforcement of the military’s long-standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The publication is available to all service members (though in limited supply) and focuses on issues concerning GLB people serving openly in the military (and probably some pictures of hot officers in uniforms too!). And this it the first of its kind, which makes it super special.
Read up a little more on this publication and other news about what’s next after the repeal of DADT HERE
GQ has posted a lengthy article in its latest issue about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”.
They interviewed dozens of gay servicemembers, from World War II veterans in their late eighties to young servicemen on active duty, on life in the military as a gay man.
It’s both shockingly sad and really hopeful.
Definitely worth a read. Check it out online here.