A recurrent argument for a ban on homosexuals in the military rests on the assumption that, in the face of potentially homosexual members of their unit, prospective recruits would shy away from military service. The current policy was accepted at the lower ranks first, with many senior officers worrying for their troops without a modern acceptance of homosexuality that their personnel had grown up with, one Brigadier resigned but with little impact. Europe Archived at the Wayback Machine glbtq: To regulate homosexuality in the U. Malta allows people to serve openly in the armed forces regardless of their sexual orientation. LGBT rights in Russia.
Tony Perkins of the Family Research Councila socially conservative advocacy organization, believes that allowing openly homosexual soldiers threatens the religious liberty of servicemen who disapprove of homosexuality for religious reasons.
Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service
Part of the group's role will be to advise on using inclusive words such as partner instead of wife, or letting people know that a saying such as "that's gay" has made it into common parlance while the term "homo" is offensive. Archived from the original on The reality was that those serving in the army were the same people the day after we lifted the ban, so there was no notable change at all. A researcher mentioned that "one would not want to be gay and in the military": For instance, the British military reduced its unfilled position gap by more than half after allowing gays to openly serve.
Based on data collected by the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies  seventeen countries currently allow transgender people to serve in their military. Belgium permits homosexuals to serve openly in the Belgian Armed Forces. The code of conduct of the police force prohibits unfair discrimination in recruitment. Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service. Retrieved May 23,