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Lesbian Army veteran should get benefits, federal judge rules

Californian Tracey Cooper-Harris, a 12-year Army veteran who sued the veterans affairs department for withholding disability benefits from her and her partner because they are in a same-sex marriage, has had the case ruled in her favor by a U.S. district judge.

VIDEO: Six months after repeal, military says DADT died quietly

Six months after the military dropped the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law barring gays from serving openly, Pentagon officials and gay rights advocates say the policy change has largely been a non-issue, with few complaints and no major headaches resulting from the new rules.

VIDEO: Airman discharged under DADT policy

Aubrey Sarvis of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Alexander Nicholson of Servicemembers United lament the discharge and say it's time to end the ban.

Army leaders say DADT repeal training is effective

"The thing I took away: the training is simple, it's effective, and it's starting to break down misconceptions that (soldiers) had in their mind."