He married a woman he had met at work, had children and wore a suit and tie to work each day. Hallman said in an interview at his home here. But this summer, Mr. He is one of a steady march of older veterans who were kicked out of the military decades ago for being gay, and who are now asking that their less-than-honorable discharges be upgraded.
Ousted as Gay, Aging Veterans Are Battling Again for Honorable Discharges
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A protester holds a sign in the seating area of the Senate Armed Service Committee's hearing on the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on Dec. The Pentagon on Nov. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says repealing the policy would not produce the "wrenching, dramatic change that many have feared and predicted. The change is not unprecedented. In February, historian Nathaniel Frank authored a comprehensive study of five U. Research has uniformly shown that transitions to policies of equal treatment without regard to sexual orientation have been highly successful and have had no negative impact on morale, recruitment, retention, readiness or overall combat effectiveness.
If you wish to see the latest content, please visit the current version of the site. For persons with disabilities experiencing difficulties accessing content on archive. A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced. The Defense Department has updated its military equal opportunity program to protect service members against discrimination because of sexual orientation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here today.
The Defense Department has released a new policy regarding service by individuals with gender dysphoria. The policy was developed by military and civilian experts on combat readiness, who consulted with medical professionals. Transgender Graphic This chart shows the differences between the Defense Department's policy and the update to that policy. A transgender person is someone who identifies as a gender other than his or her biological sex. For example, a person who is biologically male but identifies as female may identify as transgender.