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Pentagon to Lift Ban on Openly Transgender Military Service Members

Calling the current ban on transgender military service members "outdated," Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the Department of Defense will start the process of lifting the ban and allowing transgender people to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.

Calling the current ban on transgender military service members “outdated,” Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced Monday that the Department of Defense will start the process of lifting the ban and allowing transgender people to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.

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Navy Triples Maternity Leave to 18 Weeks for Sailors, Marines

The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.

The policy change will make the Navy and Marine Corps the first military services to provide more than six weeks of paid maternity leave.

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Navigating the Military System to Get an Abortion: Olivia Pope Can’t Fix This Scandal

A recent Scandal episode highlighted a few barriers when attempting to seek an abortion while deployed, but what’s a service member to do when she doesn’t have Olivia Pope’s help navigating the system?

A recent Scandal episode highlighted a few barriers when attempting to seek an abortion while deployed, but what’s a service member to do when she doesn’t have Olivia Pope’s help navigating the system?

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Historic Ruling Issued on Transgender Employee Rights

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

Banning transgender employees from using restrooms consistent with their gender identities violates federal civil rights laws, an agency ruled.

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New Bill Would Require Registry of Military Sex Offenders

Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.

Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.

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Congresswomen Reintroduce Military Contraception Equity Bill

Democratic congresswomen reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would guarantee equal access to contraception for all women who depend on the military for their health coverage.

Democratic congresswomen reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would guarantee equal access to contraception for all women who depend on the military for their health coverage.

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Vote Blocked on Gillibrand’s Military Sexual Assault Bill

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won't be the last that the chamber sees of the bill.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Military Justice Improvement Act hit another roadblock on Thursday when a vote on the bill was blocked in the Senate, but it won’t be the last the chamber sees of the bill.

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Legal Wrap: Another Grand Jury Fails to Indict, Supreme Court Ponders Online Harassment

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner's death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

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Gillibrand: Obama Could Act in New Push for Military Sexual Assault Bill

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."

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.”

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Progressives: Don’t Talk Turkey This Holiday Season

When Grandma They're Taking Our Jobs starts up with you over turkey about all the babies you're killing, refuse to engage. Instead, start a new conversation: one that shifts the conversation to the things you believe in.

When Grandma They’re Taking Our Jobs starts up with you over the sweet potatoes about all the babies you’re killing, refuse to engage. Instead, start a new conversation: one that shifts the conversation to the things you believe in.

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