But does he still need to? September 19, As a civilian leader, Mr.
They consist of the ground forcesair forceand navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security forcesand has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. An order from Defense Minister David Ben-Gurion on 26 May officially set up the Israel Defense Forces as a conscript army formed out of the paramilitary group Haganahincorporating the militant groups Irgun and Lehi.
InPresident Harry S. Truman had the courage to order the racial integration of America's armed forces. At the time, bigots went ballistic shouting that they could not abide showering with a Negro nor possibly take orders from one.
A protester opposed to the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy during a rally in New York City. Even as Pentagon lawyers begin trying to ease the "Don't ask, don't tell" prohibition on gays serving openly in the U. Seaman August Provost of Houston was shot and killed while standing nighttime guard at his base on June
Many people say the first gay rights protest in the United States was the April 17, demonstration against the government's firing of gay and lesbian civil servants, including iconic activist Frank Kameny. Though that showing outside the White House was the most groundbreaking or memorable picket of its time, it was actually preceded by a protest that happened seven months earlier, on September 19, That was the day Randy Wicker, Jefferson Poland, and eight other members of the Sexual Freedom League, six of them straight, gathered outside the army's induction center at 39 Whitehall Street in New York City to protest the armed forces's anti-gay discrimination and complicity in witch hunts.
Same-sex sexual activity is illegal even if consensual and committed in privateand the Attorney-General of Singapore has declared that prosecutions under Section A occasionally still occur,    although sources state that the law is not well enforced,    and is being challenged in courts. Same-sex relationships are not recognized under the law, and adoption of children by same-sex couples is illegal. No anti-discrimination protections exist for LGBT people.
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America, August GayMilitarySignal yahoo. If he can tell these American Citizens, members of Congress, to 'go back to where they came from' then he has established the justification to tell him to go the hell back to Nazi Germany where he came from.
By Michael Bedwell. It is my considered opinion that this is because most LGBT histories are written by those antipathetic to anything related to the military. In fact, that distinction goes to the gay Veterans Benevolent Association, founded by four honorably discharged gay vets in New York City in