Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families: Visible but legally marginalized

Ramona Faith Oswald, Martina M. Sternberg

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Abstract

LGB military families will be increasingly visible now that Don't Ask/ Don't Tell has been repealed, and the military has stated that these servicemembers and their families are to be treated equally. Achieving equality in policy, practice, and attitudes will, however, take time and effort. Current Federal laws (e.g., the Defense of Marriage Act) prevent LGB servicemembers from being treated equally. Also, it is likely that anti-LGB attitudes held by some servicemembers did not simply end when DADT was repealed. Further, the military stance of neutrality is problematic given the need for LGB-affi rming resources. These barriers to equal service are important to remedy because their existence may inhibit the strength of LGB military families, and the willingness of LGB adults to continue as enlisting as members of the U.S. armed forces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMilitary Deployment and its Consequences for Families
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages133-147
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781461487128
ISBN (Print)9781461487111
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Defense of marriage act
  • Don't ask don't tell
  • Families
  • Lesbian/gay/bisexual
  • Military
  • Minority stress theory
  • Sexual orientation

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Oswald, R. F., & Sternberg, M. M. (2014). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families: Visible but legally marginalized. In Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families (pp. 133-147). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_8

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families : Visible but legally marginalized. / Oswald, Ramona Faith; Sternberg, Martina M.

Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, 2014. p. 133-147.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Oswald, RF & Sternberg, MM 2014, Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families: Visible but legally marginalized. in Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, pp. 133-147. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_8
Oswald RF, Sternberg MM. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families: Visible but legally marginalized. In Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York. 2014. p. 133-147 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8712-8_8
Oswald, Ramona Faith ; Sternberg, Martina M. / Lesbian, gay, and bisexual military families : Visible but legally marginalized. Military Deployment and its Consequences for Families. Springer New York, 2014. pp. 133-147
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