For hours troops will sit in a classroom to find out the following:
- Gays can openly serve in all branches of service effective 01 May 2011.
- People who have been discharged for "Homosexuality" can re-enter service. Any other discharge narratives are on a case by case basis.
- Gays/Lesbians & Bisexuals will be able to wear what they want - OUT of uniform. In uniform the standards always apply.
- There will be no tolerance of public display's of affection in uniform.
- Hazing / Harassment will not be tolerated.
- Gay Marriages / Civil Ordinances will not be recognized by the DOD.
- GLB can claim children, but not lovers as dependents. Life insurance policies can be left to lovers.
- The Uniform Code of Military Justice WILL NOT be changing. Article 125: Sodomy will still be an active and enforceable law. Sodomy is considered to include Oral or Anal Sex. (Even among consenting Spouses.) There are times when straight military members are given disciplinary action because they have violated this Law with their spouse. How does someone get prosecuted for this? There are pictures/video, and one spouse gets mad at the other and presents them as evidence. Without photographic evidence, military commanders and investigators will NOT pursue disciplinary action. (Unless they witness it themselves.)
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