LGB service by country. Not all armed forces have policies explicitly permitting LGBT personnel. There are arguments against the inclusion of transgender people in military service. One argument is based on the view that being transgender is a mental illness , and as such transgender individuals are unfit for service.
The Battles that Remain: Military Service and LGBT Equality
My Account - The Globe And Mail
The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U. Police raids caused the group to disband in —but 90 years later, the U.
Don't ask, don't tell
President Donald Trump has announced that the United States government will not allow transgender people to serve in the military. President Donald Trump announced in a series of tweets on Wednesday that the government will not allow transgender people to serve in the U. The news comes a little more than a year after the Pentagon lifted a ban against transgender men and women serving in the military. No good.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell — the US military's year ban on openly gay and lesbian service personnel — has officially been repealed, ushering in a new era for the country's armed forces. In a statement President Barack Obama welcomed the end of a policy that he said had forced gay and lesbian members to "lie about who they are". The repeal, which took effect from midnight on Tuesday, was celebrated as "momentous news" by gay lobby groups across the US, who have long fought against the policy, and among the military's estimated 65, serving gay and lesbian servicemen and women.