Namespaces Article Talk. Ethnic and Racial Minorities in the U. Many soldiers accused of homosexual behavior were discharged for being "sexual psychopaths", although the number of discharges greatly decreased during wartime efforts. Healthcare services for gay and lesbian veterans are not adequate. Military historian Mackubin Thomas Owens conjectured in an Op-Ed for The Wall Street Journal that gay men and women would be partial to their lovers in the heat of battle.
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Columbia University Press. The Veterans Administration has cited other federal statutes that define "spouse" and 'surviving spouse' The status of benefits for veterans in same-sex relationships was the subject of ongoing lawsuits. Sexual orientation and gender identity in the United States military.