Gays in the military

It should be allowed!

Gays In The U.S MIlitary


The U.S. military did not ban homosexuals from serving as soldiers until 1941. In that year, the Army and Navy altered their selection guidelines to classify homosexuality as a “disqualifying condition” for anyone seeking military service. In 1949, the Department of Defense (DOD) formalized the ban on gays in all branches of the military. In addition to being banned from service, any homosexuals discovered among those already within U.S. military ranks were immediately discharged, and were denied many basic benefits available to other veterans, such as the educational opportunities offered by the G.I. Bill.



Married lesbians and gays in the military

It’s a new day for married gays and lesbians in the military as the Supreme Court overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act.The law has barred the services from extending to same-sex families the kinds of benefits long given to heterosexual married couples.The high court ruled in the case of U.S. v Windsor that the 1996 law is unconstitutional because it deprives equal protection of the law as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment. The ruling struck down Section 3 of the law that said the federal government may only recognize marriages between a man and a woman.The case was brought by Edie Windsor, who married partner Thea Spyer in Canada and was living in New York in 2009, when Spyer died. Winston was hit with more than $300,000 in federal estate inheritance taxes because she did not qualify for the unlimited spousal deduction available to heterosexual married couples.
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Sexual orientation and the United States military

The U.S military excluded gay men and lesbians from service from its origins until 2011. The military consistently held the official view that Gay, lesbian, BI, and transgender people are unfit for military service. Policy against LGBT service personnel evolved independently in the various branches of the military before being unified and codified in military policy. In 1993, the U.S Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed a law instituting the policy commonly referred to as "DONT ASK DONT 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 either legislatively or through the courts proved unsuccessful.


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My out look on gays in the military

I think the U.S military should let gays, lesbians, and transgender in the military because they are trying to fight for our country, It shouldn't matter if you like the same sex. I some times wonder why people are so against gays in the military! I support gays in the military 100%.