Military

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Military Service Members Sue Trump, Armed Forces for Transgender Ban

“Trump’s directive to exclude transgender people from military service has created a tidal wave of harms that have already been felt throughout our armed services.”

ICYMI: West Point Clears 16 Black Women Cadets After Investigating 'Unity' Photo

The photo, featuring the cadets raising their fists, received criticism from those who thought they broke rules banning uniformed cadets from political involvement. 

Sikh-American Military Officer Secures Right to Wear Turban and Beard

Captain Simratpal Singh is reportedly the first Sikh to successfully gain religious accommodation from the U.S. Army while on full-time active duty.

Sikh-American Soldiers Sue DOD for Religious Freedom

It’s the second Sikh-backed lawsuit against the military this year.

CeeLo Booted From Military Base Performance

But don’t feel too bad for him.

Controversial Military Sexual Assault Proposal Dropped

Other reforms aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military are included.

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

DHS Halts Deportation of Certain Military Relatives

Many will also be eligible for a path to citizenship.

Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless Population

Black females disproportionately affected.

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay.

Senate Approves Defense Bill That Authorizes Abortions at Military Facilities

In 2010 alone, there were at least 19,000 intra-military sexual assaults, according to the Defense Department.

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

The General Petraeus sex scandal is all the rage. But we need to focus our attention on how the military is handling routine rape and retaliation against survivors in service.