Legislation seeks to restore state benefits to LGBTQ veterans dishonorably discharged

But a new bill making its way through the state house may soon restore state benefits. The legislation seeks to give LGBTQ veterans in Rhode Island a pathway to have their discharge status changed.

Thousands Of Vets Are Getting ‘Less Than Honorably’ Discharged Because They Have PTSD. government doesn’t deny veterans their benefits – including medical care, disability compensation.

Please sign and share this petition to ask congress to restore the honor of all LGBT veterans that were discharged illegally under (273 signatures on petition) Care2 PETITIONS. Start A Petition browse. MENU. Ask Congress to restore honor of lgbt veterans discharged under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

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Legislation seeks to restore state benefits to LGBTQ veterans dishonorably discharged. Harris. Continue Reading . US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits. Harris.

By doing so we are finally giving these wronged veterans the legal, health, and employment benefits they deserve. "While those servicemembers who were dishonorably discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell can currently get their records changed on a case-by-case basis, this is not enough.

LGBTQ Action RI member Bob O’Neil was featured in this article about legislation to provide LGBTQ veterans who received a less than honorable discharge due to their sexual orientation or gender identity with all of the state benefits that an honorable discharge would entitle them to.

 · WASHINGTON- U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Charlie Rangel (D-NY) today introduced legislation, along with 100 bipartisan cosponsors, to ensure that gay and lesbian veterans who were discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation receive the.

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Democrats want to restore records of servicemembers discharged for being LGBT. Jun 19, 2013. which goes from the GI Bill to receiving veterans’ benefits to ceremonial burial rites," including a flag for the veteran’s casket, an honor guard and 21-gun salute.. Our legislation ensures.