Legislation seeks to restore state benefits to LGBTQ veterans dishonorably discharged

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"We must correct the wrongs that the government committed when it dishonorably discharged veterans from the armed forces due to sexual orientation and ensure that these veterans receive the recognition and benefits they deserve," said Pocan, Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. "The Restore Honor to Service Members Act streamlines this process – ensuring that the service and sacrifices of our veterans are respected and valued in the eyes of our country – and I look.

"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.

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County legislators introduce Restoration of Honor Act to restore benefits to LGBT veterans discharged before repeal of DADT. This has left them without more than 50 state programs, benefits and.

Senate Bill S45B (S.45-A/A.8097), known as The Restoration of Honor Act, would restore state benefits to lgbtq veterans discharged due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. The legislation also restores eligibility to those who received less than honorable discharges as a result of military sexual trauma, traumatic brain injury, or post-traumatic stress disorder.