When the investigators put him on a video call with his ex-lover, who admitted to the relationship, he felt he had to confess. But Mr. Kim is one of an increasing number of gay or transgender soldiers who have been persecuted under Article of the Army Criminal Act, which has been used to out them and punish them for consensual sex, Amnesty International said in a report released on Thursday. Repeated attempts by advocates for L. Rife said.
US military lifts ban on openly gay troops | US news | The Guardian
A Gay Soldier's Story
By Theo Merz. The move shows how much attitudes have changed in just 15 years. Before , openly gay people were banned from service, and those who suspected personnel of being gay had a duty to report them to authorities. Incidents of aggression against gay personnel are still reported. British Army's first transgender officer was 'living an act'.
Secrets and crimes: gay S. Korean soldiers trapped in legal bind
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said it was a simple matter of right and wrong: "A policy that requires people to lie about themselves to me seems fundamentally flawed," Gates said. Mike Mullen , chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , said getting rid of DADT would not have a major impact on morale or readiness as many feared: "This is a policy that we can do and we can do it in a relatively low-risk fashion. The study is based upon answers provided by nearly , troops, along with 44, military spouses. The study group also visited various military bases and held town hall-style meetings with service members. Gates pressed the Senate to enact repeal quickly in the lameduck session, saying that avoiding the issue would amount to "rolling the dice" on the courts taking action.
Never miss a great news story! Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Any misadventure by Pakistan Army will be repelled with punitive response: Army chief. Nepal Army, wildlife officer dismiss Indian Army's Yeti claim.