Proposed Bill Seeks to 'Restore Honor' to Gay Veterans – Representatives Mark Pocan and Charlie Rangel introduced the ‘Restore Honor to Service Members Act,’ which would assist thousands of service members discharged for their sexual orientation.
Today, most of us know that veterans with general discharges lose access to the Post-9/11 GI Bill – and full disclosure, I’m one of those guys.But, who determines who is a veteran and what.
Hoylman had introduced legislation to restore benefits and services to veterans who would otherwise be eligible if they were not discharged because of their LGBT status. According to a review of state laws by Hoylman’s office, more than 50 state programs, benefits and tax breaks for veterans are dependent upon their discharge status.
Benefits Services assists veterans of the armed forces and their dependents in accessing federal and state veterans benefits. DVS operates 21 benefits services offices throughout the Commonwealth where veterans and their dependents receive free assistance in developing and filing claims for federal veterans benefits.
Generations of LGBT veterans throughout our state and our country – more than 114,000 people – were discharged prior to the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" just because of who they are.
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"American Veterans For Equal Rights (AVER) wholeheartedly endorses and supports the Restore Honor to Service Members Act," said Danny Ingram, President, American Veterans for Equal Rights. "Many thousands of LGBT service members were dishonorably discharged from WWII to 1994, prior to DADT, and thousands more under the DADT policy.
Bible is memorial Grace Bible Church, NY. May 30, 1999. The Importance of Memorials. Selected Scriptures. Today is the traditional day for Memorial Day. Back in 1971 it was changed from May 30 to the last Monday in May. I guess the particular calendar day is only important because Diane was born on that day and consequently her birthday was always celebrated.
In 1998, activist L.A. is a teeming city-within-a-city – as booming, and at times bewildering, as the metropolis it seeks to change. has been fighting to get workfare participants basic benefits,
WHEREAS, legislation like the community choice act requires each state to have at least a minimal Medicaid-funded personal assistance program so that all U.S. citizens with disabilities can choose to live in their own homes, establishes a national program of community-based attendant services and supports for people with disabilities, allows.
Legislation seeks to restore state benefits to LGBTQ veterans. – Legislation seeks to restore state benefits to LGBTQ veterans who were discharged due to orientation or identity