Entry #1880: Homosexuals serving openly in military in United Kingdom

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RegionUnited Kingdom
IssueHomosexuals serving openly in military
StatusIllegal
Start Date1967
End DateJan 11, 2000
DescriptionThe Sexual Offences Act of 1967 explicitly made serving in the military as an openly gay/bi man illegal. Prior to this act, it was illegal for a man to have sex with another man entirely, and therefore, it was also illegal.
Sourceshttp://www.stonewall.org.uk/at_home/hate_crime_domestic_violence_and_criminal_law/2647.asp
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