Attitudes of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans toward Gay and Lesbian Service Members

  title={Attitudes of Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans toward Gay and Lesbian Service Members},
  author={Bonnie Moradi and Laura L. Miller},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={397 - 419}
U.S. policy banning openly gay and lesbian personnel from serving in its military rests on the belief that heterosexual discomfort with lesbian and gay service members in an integrated environment would degrade unit cohesion and readiness. To inform this policy, data from a 2006 survey of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are analyzed in this study. Views of these war veterans are consistent with prior surveys of military personnel showing declining support for the policy: from about 75 percent… 

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