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Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

A memo written Wednesday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel suggests that the military may not provide benefits to unmarried gay partners, as was previously planned.

USA Today
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August 8, 2013
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'Who am I to judge?' on homosexuality

For 17 years, Ken Bencomo taught English at a Catholic school in California. He also taught dance and worked with students on their yearbook. And Ken’s partner was part of his school community. Ken’s students knew he was gay. Ken’s administration knew he was gay. But last week – the very same week that the pope asked “who am I to judge?” in response to a question about gay Catholic leadership – Ken was fired for legally marrying his partner of 10 years.

Washington Post
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August 8, 2013

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