Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who serves as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, plans to address the issue next week with a newly drafted bill.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s order will make women eligible to serve in the infantry on combat patrol, and even in elite special operation units like the Navy SEALs.
New billboards went up across New York City on Wednesday night with a message that could have subway riders doing a double-take. They’re paid for by a group that wants the U.S. to stop funding for the Israeli military.
The university’s Senate voted 51 to 17 with one abstention Friday to open negotiations with the military to bring back the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.
The NYPD says flyovers will be conducted past the Statue of Liberty.
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