Discrimination against homosexuals in the military

Other Names:
Restrictions against male homosexuality in the armed forces
Active prejudice towards homosexual combatants
Prejudicial treatment of homosexual soldiers

The USA has dismissed more than 17,000 homosexuals from the armed forces in the decade since 1982. Senior military commanders acknowledge that tens of thousands of homosexual men and women serve in the 1.8 million-member military, but keep their sexual orientation a secret.

In Britain, homosexuality remains a bar to serving in the military.


Is there an assumption that homosexual men will be as sexually predatory toward straight men as many straight men have been towards women? And if anal and oral sex are the criteria, then the majority of practitioners are heterosexual.

Counter Claim:

Some people are unsuited to some jobs, either because of the work itself or because of conditions that come with it – which does not make them bad, unworthy, or unreliable people. In particular homosexuals should not be in occupations that require group sharing of sleeping / bathing / dressing accommodations.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
02.01.2018 – 18:42 CET