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    Most of the Military Not Tracking Number of Families Relocated Due to Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws

    In early 2022, state laws targeting LGBTQ+ communities began to spread across the U.S., leading the services to offer resources for families seeking support and even relocations to escape discrimination.

    The Department of the Air — which also oversees the Space Force — told Military.com on Thursday that 15 relocations have been granted under “exceptions to policy (ETP) for members experiencing a range of racial- and LGBTQ+-related discrimination” since 2021. The waivers allowed those families to move before a standard posting's term was up.

    But in more than a year since the services claimed they were offering help, none of the other service branches has tracked family relocations, according to public affairs officials.

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    For some services like the , Marine Corps and Navy, their discrimination-based relocation options are not heavily advertised and the branches are relying on old, existing policies to accommodate troops who have grown concerned that state laws could lead to harm for their families.

    In March 2022, the Department of the Air Force issued a press release responding to “various laws and legislation” that “may affect LGBTQ Airmen, Guardians, and/or their LGBTQ dependents in different ways.” It detailed some of the resources available to service members and their families but did not mention the…

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