After the policy was introduced inthe military discharged over 13, troops from the military under DADT. In Januarythe White House and congressional officials started work on repealing the ban by inserting language into the defense authorization bill. In the US armysix states Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia initially refused [ needs update ] to comply with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's order that gay spouses of National Guard members be given the same federal marriage benefits as heterosexual spouses, forcing couples to travel hours round trip to the nearest federal installation. We found that 4. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. On the other hand, the Dutch military directly addressed the issue of enduring discrimination, by forming the Homosexuality and Armed Forces Foundation, a trade union that continues to represent gay and lesbian personnel to the ministry of defense, for a more tolerant military culture. Retrieved July 14,
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Archived from the original on 28 July Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Article 92 of the Military Penal Code categorizes sexual relations between members of the same sex as "sexual harassment", regardless of whether it is consensual. The New York Times. Interviews were conducted with a total of 17, men aged 18—44 years in the—, and — NSFG surveys combined. Leighton ruled that Witt's constitutional rights had been violated by her discharge and that she must be reinstated to the Air Force. Our study had some limitations.
Frank Rich linked the two issues: Retrieved February 19, In JuneRep. The — National Survey of Family Growth: We can do whatever profession, and we deserve as much respect as anyone else," he told reporters in the Chilean capital, Santiago. Ina new military medical expertise statute was adopted; it said people "who have problems with their identity and sexual preferences" can only be drafted during war times.