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BREAKING: Pentagon finalizing plans to lift ban on transgender individuals in military

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The Pentagon had previously lifted rules barring trans servicemembers, but branch-level rules remain.
Interview with the iconic “gay military kiss” couple (video)

Military dragging feet on SecDef’s order giving gay troops leave to marry

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One commander refused to obey the Secretary of Defense’s order, telling a lieutenant to use her vacation time.
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Obama wants regime change in Syria, it’s not just about the WMD

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We’re already arming selected groups of rebels in Syria. Is the bombing just to soften up their target?
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German gov’t: Windows 8 contains possible backdoor for NSA, Chinese

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“Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA… perhaps even to the Chinese.”
Google hosted fundraiser for gay-hating, climate-denying
GOP Sen. James Inhofe. Happy hipsters?

Pentagon is using the NSA to commandeer the Internet

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Google and Apple are NSA spies. If they want to keep their customers, they’d better fight back against the govt.
Evil enough for you? Or is the jury still out?

Is Google an arm of the NSA?

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Could the NSA do any of its spy work if it couldn’t drink freely from the data that Google & Microsoft provide?
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(UPDATED) Amash (R-MI) & Conyers (D-MI) offer amendment to curtail NSA, NSA against it, vote soon

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Lobby your House member to support the Amash-Conyers amendment to rein in the NSA. The NSA pushback has begun.
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Kandahar, Afghanistan LGBT Pride – an official DOD video

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This is huge on so many levels, including the international level.
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Pentagon to give marriage benefits to gay spouses following Supreme Court victory on DOMA

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And the wall crumbles. The tidal wive from DOMA’s demise is spreading across the land.
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GOP Senator blames “gee whiz the hormones” for high rates of sexual assault in military (video)

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“Gee whiz, the hormone level created by nature sets in place the possibility for these types of things.”
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Gillibrand: “Not every commander can distinguish between a slap on the ass and a rape”

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand lectured the military top brass at a sexual assault hearing today in the Senate.
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DOD announces “fix” to gay Web site ban that doesn’t fix anything

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DOD reiterates policy of not banning LGBT sites, but doesn’t say anything about blogs or political sites.
Aircraft Carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Photo courtesy of DOD.

A US sailor asks why LGBT Pride Month is not celebrated in the fleet

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The Commander-in-Chief has issued two LGBT Pride Month proclamations, yet Pride is not celebrated in the fleet.
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