To estimate the number of men in the U. We stratified using hierarchical categories of gay, bisexual, and other MSM to compare proportions in the military and general population. We found that 4. When stratified, we found that 0.
Sexual orientation in the United States military
The Battles that Remain: Military Service and LGBT Equality - Center for American Progress
The United States military formerly excluded gay men , bisexuals , and lesbians from service. In , the United States Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed a law instituting the policy commonly referred to as " Don't ask, don't tell " DADT which allowed gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to serve as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation. Although there were isolated instances in which service personnel met with limited success through lawsuits, efforts to end the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual people serving either legislatively or through the courts initially proved unsuccessful. In , two federal courts ruled the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual service personnel unconstitutional, and on July 6, , a federal appeals court suspended the DADT policy. In December , the House and Senate passed and President Barack Obama signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of , and under its provisions, restrictions on service by gay, lesbian, and bisexual personnel ended as of September 20,
Government Sources by Subject: Gays in the Military
By country. LGB service by country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT personnel are able to serve in the armed forces of some countries around the world: the vast majority of industrialized, Western countries, in addition to Brazil , Chile ,   South Africa , Israel , and South Korea.
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