Infographic: American Heroes Deserve Uniform Workplace Protections
American security relies heavily on the cooperation of the U.S. armed services, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private contractors, but not all of them are afforded basic employment protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Freedom to Serve and the Freedom to Work
Report More than 1 million service members and veterans could benefit from the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and other common-sense measures to prevent workplace discrimination.
Infographic: LGBT Service Members and Veterans Need the Employment Non-Discrimination Act
If passed into law, ENDA could significantly curtail high rates of veteran unemployment.
A Cheap Shot: 4 State Governors Are Denying Same-Sex Military Spouses the Benefits They Have Earned
Although the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, anti-gay, activist governors still refuse to treat same-sex military spouses equally at National Guard installations.
The Battles that Remain: Military Service and LGBT Equality
Issue Brief Even after the fall of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act, LGBT service members and veterans continue to face discrimination.
Infographic: How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming 1 Military Couple
As the Supreme Court considers overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, it must take into account the ways the law harms our men and women in uniform and undermines our military readiness.
How the Defense of Marriage Act Is Harming One Military Couple
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.
Checklist of Benefits Secretary Panetta Can and Should Extend to Same-Sex Military Spouses
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.
After Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Issue Brief Last year’s repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was a significant step forward for equality in the U.S. military, but change is needed to ensure gay and transgender veterans receive the heath care they deserve.
The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—1 Year Later
Issue Brief Our country is better off today than it was when the ban on openly gay service continued to exist, but our military leaders should work to ensure that U.S. service members, regardless of their sexual orientation, receive the support they deserve.
House Holds Defense Bill Hostage to Social Prejudices
The House-passed National Defense Authorization Act seeks to prevent military chaplains from performing same-sex marriages, setting up a possible failure to pass a defense funding bill, explain Lawrence J. Korb and Alex Rothman.
What DADT Cost Us
Crosby Burns details how much we lost from the military’s ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops.
Statement by John Podesta on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Our nation is stronger today because of the end of the military's ban on open service by gay and lesbian troops, writes John Podesta.
Don’t Delay Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal
The military is currently in the process of implementing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, but rather than listen to our military’s senior leaders, conservatives are trying their hardest to disrupt progress.