Gay rights, military wrongs: A spokeswoman for the Defence Department says there has been a significant effort in recent years to promote diversity and inclusion. We are an inclusive organisation where all the people who serve and contribute feel welcome and respected. However, if the behaviour of an individual who is gay or lesbian causes problems, that individual is subject to discipline or discharge. Infollowing defeat of repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' by the United States Senatethe Colonel Mark Abraham, head of Faith and Diversity for the British Army, told People Management magazine the lifting of the ban on gays serving in the military in had "no notable change at all
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The Christian Science Monitor. Indeed, the forces of World War One and World War Two may have been a surprisingly liberating place for gay men and women. Furthermore, police officials are trained to properly respond to and identify discrimination, whether in public or within the police force itself. In fact, several studies provide evidence that allowing gays and lesbians to openly serve in the armed forces can result in more positive work related outcomes. A recurrent argument for a ban on homosexuals in the military rests on the assumption that, in the face of potentially homosexual members of their unit, prospective recruits would shy away from military service. For the men who served in secret beforetheirs was a dual sacrifice — a sacrifice to country, and a sacrifice of identity. The text's bold letters translates to "Some things you should not have to camouflage," followed by the text "Equality is an essential ingredient in a democracy," say the Swedish Armed Forces.
While his account can't be verified today, many of the details in his story are corroborated by other sources. And then They Came for the Hermaphrodites". The Keating government repealed the ban in November Consensual sex between homosexuals may be regarded as "reciprocal rape", punishable by up to a year's imprisonment for both parties. See also the interviews held by the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives: More than servicewomen were discharged in the same period for the same reason. The main change that the new policy made was to prohibit investigation into a member's sexual orientation without suspicion.