Retrieved June 8, It established a single justice system for the armed forces. In a final honor from the Navy, Cutler walked down the aisle one more time, with his husband. Retrieved August 22, The Christian Science Monitor.
How a high-ranking gay Navy chaplain retired with pride
Gay TV and Straight America. In Octoberthe Commission on Military Justice, known as the Cox Commissionrepeated its recommendation that Article of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which bans sodomy, be repealed, noting that "most acts of consensual sodomy committed by consenting military personnel are not prosecuted, creating a perception that prosecution of this sexual behavior is arbitrary. Fitness to serve should be based on an individual's conduct, not their sexual orientation. Sexual orientation in the United States military. Other legal cases within the military also ended harshly. Similarly, another report states that lesbians often decline routine medical tests. The directive justified the policy and removed the "queen for a day" rule that had prompted some courts to rule against the armed forces.
Retrieved February 14, Navy study known as the Crittenden Report dismissed the charge that homosexuals constitute a security risk, but advocated stringent anti-homosexual policies because "Homosexuality is wrong, it is evil, and it is to be branded as such. Mounting evidence obtained from the integration efforts of foreign militaries, surveys of U. Transgender personnel in the United States military. He joined after seeing college classmates burn the American flag at Vietnam War protests.