Retrieved from " https: Armed Forces Health Surveillance C. However, the policy was put into effect to remove the policy. Lee Badgett, Gary J. Homosexuality in the militaries of ancient Greece. The Psychology of Serving in Peace and Combat. Since all kind of discrimination, military employment included, due to sexual orientation is banned by constitution.
First Lieutenant Winfried Stecher, an army officer demoted for his homosexuality, filed a lawsuit against former Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping.
Census & LGBT Demographic Studies
The Irish Census revealed that there were 2, same-sex cohabiting couples in the country. The reasons to enforce this ban included the potential negative impact on unit cohesion and privacy concerns. The legislative repeal of the ban took effect on September 20, As ofthe Argentine government has officially ended the ban on homosexuals in the Argentine Armed Forces. A recent study showed that LGB veterans were at higher risk of lifetime suicidal ideation than heterosexual veterans [ 35 ].
Commanders and psychiatrists who believe gay and lesbian personnel are disrupting their units can discharge them. If gay men are allowed to shower with their fellow male soldiers, so goes the argument, this would, in effect, violate the "unique conditions" of military life by putting sexually compatible partners in close proximity, with potentially adverse effects on retention and morale of troops. Writers on military psychology have linked this work to the experiences of LGBQ military service personnel, asserting that these studies offer insights into the lives of open LGBQ soldiers and those who conceal their orientation. Portugal allows all citizens to serve openly in the military regardless of sexual orientation, as the constitution explicitly forbids any discrimination on that basis, therefore openly allowing lesbians and gays to serve in the military. Archived from the original on 25 July