Social attitudes Prejudice Violence. Then he subordinated the principle of gay rights to negotiations with Congress and the military brass. Ina new military medical expertise statute was adopted; it said people "who have problems with their identity and sexual preferences" can only be drafted during war times. You know, you had a - can you explain that to me? Thus service members who acknowledged their homosexuality were "appropriately" circumspect in their behavior while in military situations; i. Kit, are you there? The MOD's policy since 12 January is to allow homosexual men, lesbians and transgender personnel to serve openly, and discrimination on a sexual orientation basis is forbidden.
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Tammy Smith: First Openly Gay U.S. General
In the government adopted the White Paper on National Defencewhich included the statement that, "In accordance with the Constitution, the SANDF shall not discriminate against any of its members on the grounds of sexual orientation. And I don't really think of it as I came out, so much as her participation gave people a view into my authentic life, to our authentic life. And so you - what you aspire to as a military officer is simply to do your best. I'm trying to get one more call in here, if we can. Officers involved hope the support network will act as a sounding board, advice group and social network for regular, reserve and civilian members of the troops.