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DVA Recognizes Lesbian War Widow as a Surviving Spouse

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 13, 2014
The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to retroactively recognize the nation’s first known same-sex war widow, Tracy Johnson, as the legal spouse of the late SSG Donna Johnson killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

Independent Commission Finds No Justification for Military’s Transgender Ban

By Justin Snow | Saturday Mar 22, 2014
There is no compelling medical rationale for banning transgender people from serving in the American military, an independent commission concluded in a new study.

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