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How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple

play_alt icon Video Because of the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex military spouses are not eligible for nearly 100 spousal benefits freely available to other military spouses. This inequality harms our military families and weakens our entire force.

By Lauren Santa Cruz and Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Collateral Damage

Military book_alt2 icon Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.

By Katie Miller | Thursday, February 21, 2013

Checklist of Benefits Secretary Panetta Can and Should Extend to Same-Sex Military Spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaWhile the anticipated Pentagon announcement that it will extend some benefits to same-sex military spouses is progress, anything less than complete access to these benefits leaves the mission unaccomplished.

By Katie Miller | Thursday, February 7, 2013

Infographic: Brass Ceiling Begins to Shatter

Opening combat positions to women offers long-overdue recognition of their service and ensures that servicewomen will be able to compete alongside their male counterparts for top military leadership positions.

By Katie Miller and Lindsay Rosenthal | Friday, January 25, 2013

Women and Warfare: Denying Combat Recognition Creates ‘Brass Ceiling’

Capt. HellieU.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that women can no longer be shielded from enemy fire, but the military still denies them due recognition for their service.

By Katie Miller and Lindsay Rosenthal | Thursday, December 20, 2012

5 Ways the Defense of Marriage Act Harms Same-Sex Couples and Their Children

Gay couple and their childrenThis unconstitutional law threatens the health, well-being, and economic livelihood of families headed by same-sex couples.

By Katie Miller and Crosby Burns | Friday, November 30, 2012

New Data Demonstrate the Unique Needs of Gay and Transgender Families

LGBT familyA poll from Gallup and the Williams Institute shows why gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families are more likely to struggle financially than others.

By Katie Miller and Jeff Krehely | Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Black Churches May Be More Friend Than Foe to Gay Congregants

Rev. Delman CoatesNew studies suggest that black churches, despite a reputation for being the most adamant opponents of gay and transgender equality, may actually be more supportive than we are led to think.

By Aisha C. Moodie-Mills and Katie Miller | Tuesday, October 30, 2012