Israelfor example, a country that otherwise struggles to implement LGBT-positive social policy, nevertheless has a military well known for its broad acceptance of openly gay soldiers. On August 13,The Defense Ministry ordered the creation of a new committee to monitor inclusion and tackle discrimination in the armed forces, a move hailed as a "historic" step by gay rights campaigners. But I got great support from Link our LGBT network and it was taken seriously enough to be recorded as a homophobic incident. The Interim Constitution which was adopted inand the final Constitution which replaced it inprohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Homosexuals can serve openly in the Irish Defence Forces. Lithuania allows LGB people to serve openly. Nordic School of Public Health.
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Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service
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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. Scarred from my recent experience, I elected not to disclose that I was gay and effectively led a double life in and out of work. Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you. This keeps pace with the latest global figures on acceptance of homosexuality, which suggest that acceptance of LGBT communities is becoming more widespread only in secular, affluent countries. Matlovich was discharged from the service because he was gay. Archived from the original PDF on 3 August