Legal Issues

Gender Identity and the Military - Transgender, Transsexual, and Intersex Identified Individuals in the U.S. Armed Forces

May 1, 2007
Tarynn M. Witten
Palm Center Whitepaper

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

This study reviews earlier research concluding that transsexuals can be a risk to military effectiveness, in part because their transformations entail higher-than-average anxiety and depression. Click here for a pdf version.

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

The Effect of Sodomy Laws on Lifting the Ban of Homosexual Personnel: 3 Case Studies

May 1, 2002
Margot Canaday
Palm Center White Paper

This study examines the impact of active sodomy laws on the elimination of bans against homosexual personnel in three different contexts. In each case, a ban against homosexual service was lifted while sodomy laws were still in effect.  read more »

The Practical and Conceptual Problems with Regulating Harassment in a Discriminatory Institution

A draft report commissioned by the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military, University of California, Santa Barbara
May 1, 2004
Sharon Terman
Palm Center Whitepaper

The Center recently released a draft report studying the practical and conceptual problems with regulating harassment in a discriminatory institution.  read more »

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