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VA allows burial of first same-sex spouse in national cemetery

The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it's far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit.

Tags: Veterans Affairs Department , Eric Shinseki , National Cemetery Association ,

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 05:30am EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 7, 2013

John Wagner of CBP talks about his agency's new customer service kiosk. Allyson Robinson of OutServe-SLDN discusses legal hurdles facing gay service members seeking equal treatment. Gary Barlet of USPS' Inspector General Office talks about smartphones and tablets. Greg Juneman of IFPTE discusses the impact of potential furloughs on members of his union. Former NASA CIO Molly O'Neill discusses Fed-RAMP security testing.

Tags: John Wagner , CBP , DoD , DoD Report , Allyson Robinson , OutServe-SLDN , Gary Barlet , USPSOIG , Greg Junemann , IFPTE , furlough , Fed-RAMP , CGI Federal , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 09:14am EST

Gay rights groups seek order on employer bias

Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees.

Tags: Workforce , President Barack Obama , Contracting , industry

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 02:49am EST

GOP challenges military march in gay parade

Congressional Republicans challenged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday to explain why the Defense Department allowed active-duty troops to wear their uniforms while marching in San Diego's gay pride parade last weekend.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Congress , Jim Inhofe , Armed Services Committee , J. Randy Forbes

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 05:41pm EDT

Troops march in San Diego gay parade - in uniform

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta

Saturday - 07/21/2012, 08:36pm EDT

Pentagon holds gay pride event

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 04:46pm EDT

Obama won't ban discrimination on gay contractors

The White House says President Barack Obama does not plan to issue a ban on discrimination against gay federal contractors sought by gay rights groups.

Tags: Barack Obama , Contracting , discrimination , Workforce

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 05:37pm EDT

Opponent to gay ban repeal changes opinion

Marine Gen. James Amos now calls the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" a non-event and says it does not undermine the war effort.

Tags: James Amos , DoD , Barack Obama , Marine Corps

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:23am EST
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