The military does not recognize the professional standards of care when it comes to hormone therapy, living in the appropriate gender identity, and gender confirming surgery. An official discharge is constituted by receipt of form DD The ban withstood challenges from the growing gay rights movement in the s, including a high-profile lawsuit filed by Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovichwho was discharged from the U. What Is Required? Given to those whose performance is satisfactory but may have issues, such as minor misconduct.
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Skip to main content. For each complainant there are many more who feel the same sense of injustice but prefer to bury their hurt in as much oblivion as possible. Show All. In examining case histories of blue-discharge veterans, the committee found that "the procedure lends itself to dismissals based on prejudice and antagonism".
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