By David Beasley. Defense Department directive to grant access to benefits for married couples. The identity cards for gay and lesbian spouses in Georgia will be processed only at federally operated Guard facilities because its constitution prohibits same-sex marriage, the state Department of Defense said on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a directive this fall for state military units to supply identity cards to same-sex spouses so they could begin receiving benefits offered to married couples.
COVID-19 and the National Guard
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These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. The National Guard, however, answers to the governor of the state where a unit is based. According to a newly-issued Department of Defense solicitation , the Minnesota Guard plans to run a year-long print and digital campaign beginning in April. Ed Suarez told Quartz, adding that his unit has in fact had a booth at Pride Week celebrations for more than a decade. Several military analysts and experts said they were not aware of any other LGBTQ-specific recruitment drives by the armed services.
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The case could have national implications and is distinct from four other lawsuits, filed in other states, challenging President Donald Trump's reversal of a U. Defense Department policy that allowed transgender troops to serve openly, attorney Shannon Minter said. McIntyre is a transgender woman who has recently come to terms with her transgender identity," according to the lawsuit. McIntyre with gender dysphoria in November
While the Trump Administration in effect has ordered the Department of Defense to ban transgender troops from serving in the U. Headquartered in Sacramento, Beevers said he clearly values the service of transgender troops, respects their civil rights and right to serve, and will do everything within his power to protect their ability to continue serving. The new federal regulations, which went into effect in April, prevent transgender troops from serving openly. It also blocks the use of funding by the Department of Defense or the Department of Health Services to pay for sex-change surgeries. It requires transgender troops to serve only under their biological sex, impacting perhaps as many as 15, troops who identify as transgender.