Congress scrambled to provide relief to active duty military members ahead of the shutdown. Less fortunate have been the families of those killed in service of their country, as the first shutdown in a time of war stretches onward.
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The second anniversary of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" should not only serve as a reminder of how far we have come in the march toward full equality in the military, but also a time to rededicate ourselves to the fight for full LGBT equality in our nation's armed forces.
Bob Filner reportedly targeted victims of military sexual assault while serving as chair of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. The women suspect they were seen as "easy prey" because they've been taught not to speak up against assailants in positions of power.