This study began six months following repeal and concluded at the one year mark. Reformers were led by Democratic Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusettswho favored modification but ultimately voted for the defense authorization bill with the gay ban languageand Barry Goldwatera former Republican Senator and a retired Major General,  who argued on behalf of allowing service by open gays and lesbians. The Interim Constitution which was adopted inand the final Constitution which replaced it inprohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Retrieved March 31, Some LGBT military personnel sought to overturn the military's ban on service by homosexuals.
Gary Packard, leader of the team that drafted the DOD's repeal implementation plan, said:
Why the military still bans sodomy
This was the first time that U. Repeal was not immediate. In response to the gay rights movements of the s and s, including the famed "Copy" Berg casethe Department of Defense issued a policy DOD Directive While no official statistics are available for harassment rates of sexual minorities in the IDF, scholars, military officials and representatives of gay organizations alike assert that vicious harassment is rare. Mundy defended the implementation of DADT against what he called the "politicization" of the issue by both Clintons.
The American Civil Liberties Union ACLU brought suit in on behalf of servicemembers discharged for homosexuality who received only half the standard separation pay upon discharge. Retrieved July 6, Taiwan repealed its ban on conscripting gay people into the military in Fear of discrimination may prevent military service members to be open about their sexual orientation. Democratic Party Platform ofJuly 26, Retrieved December 21,