Periodically, the military stepped up its efforts to drive them out. In , for instance, a young Franklin D. Roosevelt—then-assistant secretary of the Navy—oversaw a large sting operation to entrap and expel gay soldiers. Eisenhower, simultaneously toughened restrictions on gays in the military.
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What it's like to be gay in the Armed Forces
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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'.
Project Description: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Canadian Military: Negotiating Equity The Canadian Parliament decriminalized homosexual behaviour and same-sex relations between consenting adults in The parallel discriminatory military policy, however, remained in effect until The Special Investigation Unit SIU interrogated, investigated, and recommended the release of many military members for homosexuality over the years. As a direct result of the law suits filed by Michelle Douglas and four other soldiers against the Canadian Armed Forces, the Federal Court of Canada declared that military policy concerning homosexuality was contrary to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Park, This change in military policy, however, did not prevent continued discrimination.