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Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality > Allows gays to serve openly in military: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Allows gays to serve openly in military?.

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COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Andorra N/A
Argentina Since 2009.
Armenia / No explicit ban. However, LGB persons have been reportedly discharged because of their sexual orientation.
Belarus / Banned from military service during peacetime, but during wartime homosexuals are permitted to enlist as partially able.
Brazil Since 1969 , Official discrimination illegal since 1988, Pathologization or attempted treatment of sexual orientation by mental health professionals illegal since 1999
Canada Since 1992
Colombia since 1999. Since 2009: the military special social security system can be used by same sex couples in the army
Costa Rica N/A
Cyprus Homosexuals are barred from serving in the military, on the grounds that homosexuality is a mental illness.
Federated States of Micronesia n/a
Iceland N/A
Kiribati n/a
Liechtenstein N/A
Marshall Islands n/a
Mexico / No explicit ban. However, LGB persons have been reportedly discharged on the grounds of "immorality."
Monaco France responsible for defence
Nauru n/a
New Zealand Since 1993
Palau n/a
Peru Since 2009
Philippines Since 2009
Singapore Due to conscription, but gays are not allowed to go to command school or serve in sensitive units.
Solomon Islands n/a
South Korea Due to conscription, but gays subject to discrimination
Thailand Since 2005
United States Since 2011
Uruguay Since 2009.
Venezuela Since 1999

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