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Hagel confirmed as defense secretary

The U.S. Senate confirmed former Sen. Chuck Hagel as defense secretary on Tuesday following assurances that he would work on behalf of LGBT military families and controversy over his anti-gay past.

The Washington Blade
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February 27, 2013
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Lesbian Widow Urges Supreme Court To Declare DOMA Unconstitutional

Edith Windsor made her case to the Supreme Court in a filing Tuesday, telling the justices that the Defense of Marriage Act's dictate that the federal government cannot recognize her marriage to a woman is unconstitutional and should be struck down.

BuzzFeed
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February 26, 2013
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