Calling the current ban on transgender military service members “outdated,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the Department of Defense will start the process of lifting the ban and allowing transgender people to serve openly.
Sexual assault in the military could be twice as common as the Pentagon claims, according to a new report released this week by the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.
A bipartisan group of senators said Gillibrand’s bill is the best way to protect military sexual assault victims—and that the president could convince Congress of this “overnight.”
This week, a debate over sexual dysfunction in active duty servicemen, Cosmopolitan.com takes on lesbian sex positions, and the mission continues for those sex geckos in space.
After a year of focused debate, advocates for changing a culture of rampant sexual assault within the military were rebuked by a 55-45 procedural vote that did not allow the measure to advance to a full vote.
An attempt to bring up for debate measures designed to address sexual assault in the military, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bid to remove prosecution of sex crimes from the chain of command, was scuttled on Monday.
An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there’s more to be found stateside.
Sen. Claire McCaskill has said she will filibuster her Democratic colleague’s Military Justice Improvement Act, which would remove prosecution decisions for serious crimes like sexual assault from the military command.
When the Senate votes on the annual defense appropriation, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act won’t be part of it. But the senator says she’s not going away.