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Obama nominates gay man as secretary of the Army

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has nominated Eric K. Fanning to be secretary of the Army, which could make him the first openly gay secretary of a U.S. military branch. The U.S. Senate must confirm Fanning before he can lead the Army. “Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new Read More…

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Same-sex couples will receive full Social Security benefits

NEW YORK — Same-sex couples across the U.S. will now be able to collect spousal Social Security benefits, a Department of Justice official said Aug. 20. While many couples may have thought that June’s landmark Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide would have also applied to Social Security benefits, that was unclear … until Read More…