In the ongoing battle to get equal rights for same-sex couples, one major step has been made.
The Department of Defense has announced they will be extending some benefits to same-sex couples in the military which was a final move made by Secretary Leon Panetta before he departs the Pentagon.
Way to leave on a high note!! We
like LUV it!
So what benefits will same-sex couples now get?
They will have rights to joint
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LGBT pride is sweeping the country! Next stop?
In a statement issued on Thursday, a spokesperson revealed the Department of Defense is holding its very FIRST gay pride event EVER later this month!
While speaking on behalf of Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Navy Capt. John Kirby told sources:
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Today, we are proud to be American!
After nine years, the U.S. military has formally ended its mission in Iraq!
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew into Baghdad today to partake in a low-key ceremony outside a terminal, during which American troops lowered their command's flag that officially marked Operation New Dawn, rolled it around the staff, and slipped into a camouflage cloth case.
"To be sure, the cost was high, in blood and treasure for the United States and for the Iraqi people. Those lives were not lost in vain. They gave birth to an independent, free and sovereign Iraq. Let me be clear. Iraq will be tested in the days ahead by terrorism and by those who would seek to divide it; by economic and social issues; by the demands of democracy itself. Challenges remain, but the U.S. will stand by the Iraqi people as they navigate those challenges to build a stronger and more prosperous nation.”
We were starting to worry whether or not we'd ever see this day come!
But we're so thankful that it has!
[Image via AP Images.]
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