Throughout its history, the U. Military has had an inconsistent policy when it comes to gay people in the military. However, when personnel needs increased due to combat, the military developed a habit of relaxing its screening criteria. Many gay people were admitted and served honorably during these conflicts. This did not eliminate discrimination, however, and these periods were relatively short-lived.
Controversial Trump administration ban on transgender troops goes into effect
A look at the history and evolution of LGBT laws in the military workforce - New York Daily News
Thousands of transgender people serving in the US military face an uncertain future after Donald Trump said he would ban them from serving. The President made the announcement in a series of tweets, but offered no details on how they would be implemented. The move reverses President Barack Obama's policy that loosened restrictions on transgender people to serve in the US armed forces. Mr Trump's move drew swift condemnation from rights groups as "raw prejudice" with purely political motives, but it was praised by conservative activists and some Republicans. Thank you," he added. The new policy comes just weeks after Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said the government was reviewing the issue.
Marines On Military's Ban On Gays
The House of Representatives voted Thursday night to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U. The vote repeals a year-old law called " don't ask, don't tell. In exchange, the military brass would not inquire service members about their sexual preference. John Shimkus, R-Ill. But many Democrats, like Rep.
An appeals court has ruled the US military can temporarily reinstate a ban on openly gay people serving, in a move adding to disarray on the issue. The decision came eight days after a judge struck down the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays serving openly. The military began accepting gay recruits this week, but it sought to keep the ban in place while it appealed against its overturning.