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.
Report By preventing the military from recognizing the legal marriages of same-sex military couples, the Defense of Marriage Act contradicts numerous military initiatives.
While 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.
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.
U.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.
This unconstitutional law threatens the health, well-being, and economic livelihood of families headed by same-sex couples.
A poll from Gallup and the Williams Institute shows why gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender families are more likely to struggle financially than others.
New 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.