In July the American Psychological Association issued a statement that DADT "discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation" and that "Empirical evidence fails to show that sexual orientation is germane to any aspect of military effectiveness including unit cohesion, morale, recruitment and retention. Don't ask, don't tell. Views Read View source View history. There must be presented a number of witnesses, and according to the requirements of each judge attach psychological and psychiatric evaluations, and certificates evidencing eventual surgical interventions or hormone replacement therapy. Final approval is granted by the Family Court. Homosexuality and the law: Retrieved March 3,
US military lifts ban on openly gay troops
Ley Chile - Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional. Retrieved 4 July For example, under the new guidelines all third-party testimony had to be made under oath. The law has a positive impact on the fight against homophobia and transphobia in the classroom. Archived from the original on 1 August Retrieved March 6, Reformers were led by Democratic Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusettswho favored modification but ultimately voted for the defense authorization bill with the gay ban languageand Barry Goldwatera former Republican Senator and a retired Major General,  who argued on behalf of allowing service by open gays and lesbians.
There also exists in the Chilean Penal Codea legal figure called estupro. Inthe Ministry of National Defenseestablished the Committee for Diversity and Non-Discrimination which will aim to advance concrete measures to eradicate discrimination and arbitrary exclusions in the military. In NovemberPresident Michelle Bachelet enacted the Anti-torture law establishing criminal penalties for torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. It provided for the payment of full separation pay to service members discharged under DADT since November 10,who had previously been granted only half that. Retrieved May 30, Archived from the original on December 24,