Army Staff Sergeant Tracy Dice Refused Widower Benefits Because She Is A Lesbian

  • Watch this absolutely infuriating interview with Army Staff Sgt. Tracy Dice, who lost her wife Sgt. Donna Johnson on October 1 when she was killed with two other soldiers by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Sgt. Dice is now being shut out of military benefits owed to her, as Johnson’s legal widow, because of the Defense Of Marriage Act. [Towelroad]
  • ESPN sportscasters drooling over Miss Alabama in the stands of the Alabama/Notre Dame football game was gross. [Viva La Feminista]
  • Male CEOs with daughters — particularly firstborns — increase the salaries of their female employees, according to a new study presented at the American Economic Association. [Feministing]
  • Five anti-abortion states to watch in 2013. [Mother Jones]
  • Why has there not been a Harriet Tubman biopic yet? [Think Progress]
  • On rape, American-style. [Racialicious]

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