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Starbucks Plans On Hiring 10,000 Veterans In The Next 5 Years!

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It looks like their Frappuccinos aren't the only reason to love Starbucks anymore!

The humongous coffee chain made a big announcement today, saying they will try to give back to those who have served our country by hiring at least 10,000 veterans in the next 5 years!

In addition to giving jobs to our men and women in uniform, Starbucks also says they will be

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SLDN Filing Lawsuit To Secure Equal Benefits For Spouses Of Gay Troops!

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The repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) was a major step in the right direction…now let's finish the job!

Back in July, we were disgusted to learn that even though DADT was being repealed, gays in the military would still not receive the same benefits for their same-sex partners as straight couples.

Now, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is planning to file a lawsuit in federal court by the end of the month, in an effort to secure the same rights/benefits for same-sex couples that are given to straight couples.

The lawsuit will go against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and it claims that the "federal Defense of Marriage Act violates the Fifth Amendment right to due process, in what the group says will be the first case of its kind."

Here's what executive director of SLDN Aubrey Sarvis had to say about the lawsuit:

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Married Gay Couples In The Military To Be Denied Benefits

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WTF?!

While gays in the military are set to celebrate the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell, there's still one more hurdle they will have yet to overcome.

With gay marriage being legal in many states like Washington D.C. and New York, more and more couples plan to get married. Unfortunately, for those in the military, they will be unable to share their benefits with their spouses.

The federal Defense of Marriage Act defines marriage as a legal union between a man and a woman, which prohibits the Defense Department from extending benefits to gay couples, even if they were married legal in those particular states.

Navy medical corpsman Andrew James says:

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