• December 1, 2007 | The U.S. Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy: A Reference Handbook, Melissa Sheridan Embser-Herbert, Ed., Praeger Security International

    This article examines the regulations and customs concerning gays and lesbians in the military around the world.

  • September 1, 2007 | Michael Boucai, Visiting Researcher at the Georgetown University Law Center with support from the Michael D. Palm Center

    This article deals with
    ex-offender employment in the U.S. Armed Forces, one context in which
    the necessity of balancing strengths against felonies is taken very
    seriously.

  • July 1, 2007

    This paper presents an overview of Stop-Loss, provides a summary of available evidence from World War II to 2002 including a history of known gays serving during wartime, and includes discharge figues of the time.

  • May 1, 2007

    Dr. Witten, PhD, MSW, FGSA is the Executive Director and Senior Fellow at the TranScience Research Institute in Richmond, Virginia.

  • December 1, 2006

    This survey of current and
    recent military service personnel who have served in
    Iraq or Afghanistan (or in combat support roles directly
    supporting those operations) sought to explore the issue
    of sexual minorities in the United States military,
    specifically within the context of three key areas.

  • July 30, 2006

    MacCoun, Kier and Belkin argue against the theory that successful unit performance is determined by social cohesion rather than task cohesion.

  • April 1, 2006

    This study compares the sexual-orientation-based harassment experienced
    by 196 civilian participants and 200 military participants as a
    response to the Office of the Inspector General's 2000 assessment of
    harassment under "don't ask, don't tell."

  • February 1, 2006 | Authored by a Blue Ribbon Commission

    In February 2005, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the costs of discharging and replacing service members fired for homosexuality during the first ten years of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.  This report addresses oversights in the methodology of that report leading to an estimated cost of $363.8 million, of 91 percent more than originally reported.

  • December 1, 2005

    This paper addresses the issue of sexual orientation and military service  including an historical overview, critique of contemporary rationales and social psychological issues relevant to the organizational and individual changes that might follow from eliminating the ban on gay and lesbian personnel.

  • July 1, 2005 | Nathaniel Frank, Ph.D.

    A report released by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) reaches several conclusions about the current status of gay service members in the U.S. military serving under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.  This note explains its misleading conclusions about the policy, and its effects on the status of gay service members.