Tag Archives: Leon Panetta

American Family Association: Keep Dead Gay Soldiers Out Of Arlington Cemetery

Even if a gay soldier has given our nation the ultimate sacrifice, the American Family Association doesn’t want his or her filthy gay bones desecrating a military cemetery. (Via Right Wing Watch) UPDATE: Commenters point out that the AFA is technically only complaining that the spouses of gay veterans might be granted the privilege of burial at Arlington. But I …

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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Extends Some Rights To Gay Military Families

Outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta today extended some privileges to gay members of the military and their families. Among the benefits to be offered are military ID cards for spouses, joint duty assignments, and access to support programs for military families. Via press release from Panetta’s office: Seventeen months ago, the United States military ended the policy of “Don’t …

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