Navigation Links
Pentagon and Congress should act quickly to end gay military ban, APA says
Date:2/4/2010

WASHINGTON The American Psychological Association urged both the Pentagon and Congress today to move swiftly to end the restrictions on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military, noting that there are decades of scientific research demonstrating no threat to military readiness or morale.

"While we were heartened by the congressional testimony of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen, we believe that a year to study the matter and another year to implement change is too long," said APA President Carol Goodheart, Ed.D. "The military has proved itself willing, able and effective in the integration of African Americans and of women. This experience can and should inform efforts to end the current situation in which gay and lesbian service members, who everyone acknowledges are currently serving, must conceal their sexual orientation to avoid being discharged."

Admiral Mullen, who is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary Gates testified on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee in favor of allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the military. President Obama has also voiced support for repeal of the current prohibition but has declined to issue an executive order to do so.

The American Psychological Association strongly opposes the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy for lesbian and gay people in military service. This stance reflects the APA Policy Statement on Sexual Orientation and Military Service, adopted by the APA Council of Representatives in July 2004. In this policy statement, the association reaffirmed its opposition to discrimination based on sexual orientation and its commitment to disseminating scientific knowledge to ameliorate the negative effects of the current law through training and education.

APA has also lobbied in support of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, which currently has 187 co-sponsors.

"We know that some openly gay o
'/>"/>

Contact: Public Affairs Office
public.affairs@apa.org
202-336-5700
American Psychological Association
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. PHR Calls for Investigation of American Psychological Association's Ties to Pentagon
2. Miami Based Non-Profit Responds to Congress's Call for Leadership
3. Presidents Budget for Global Health Far Short of Whats Needed - Congress Must Fix
4. Congressional leaders urged to reach agreement on health reform
5. NVHR Issues Challenge to Administration, Congress: Dont Leave 5 Million Americans Afflicted with Chronic Viral Hepatitis Out in the Cold with Budget Freeze
6. Congress Urged to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Frail Patients Continue to Receive Critical Therapy Services
7. Bishops Urge Congress to Resume Work on Health Care With Access for All, Protection of Life, Conscience Rights
8. National Medical Association Urges Congress to Deliver on Health Care
9. APHA Urges Congress to Forge Ahead on Health Reform
10. CPSC & Congress Speak Out, Take Action on Heavy Metals in Childrens Jewelry
11. Florida Hospitals Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement Receives $4.2 Million Congressional Grant
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 Do you ever ... Here comes a wonderful app Metassessor for teachers, specialists ... company helped its client “Intervention Development LLC” to ... app is designed for iOS 4.3 or later and ... app is optimized for iPhone 5. It is now ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The leading review website, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, ... and GreenGeeks are the best Dedicated Server Hosting ... who want to buy high quality hosting and ... IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that ... for everyone. A lot of the global clients ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... UNITED NATIONS, New York (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 ... the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes news of a ... release of the more than 200 girls who were ... Girls. "These girls have languished in captivity long enough, ... their families, schools and communities," stated Dr. Osotimehin. , ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... working in the garment industry for decades, LunaDress’ dress specialists ... one of the company’s top designers, many ladies like prom ... add beauty to them. Chiffon floor length outfits are also ... selection of 2014 long prom dresses. , As a ... in over 20 popular designs. The company intends to meet ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Recently, Fancyflyingfox.com, an innovative ... clothes, has announced its latest designs of 2014 ... the new elegant outfits are offered with big discounts, ... order before October 30 can enjoy this special offer. ... marketing strategies, it has become one of the leading ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 2Health News:Metassessor App Launched: an RTI tool for Teachers & Parents 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:2014 Long Prom Dresses From LunaDress Now Available In Over 20 Popular Designs 2Health News:Fancyflyingfox.com Updates Its Website With New Mother Of The Bride Dresses For 2014 2
... parent,company, Team Finance LLC (the "Company") today announced ... The Company previously announced the decision to ... completed the disposal,of this business line during the ... with relevant accounting guidance, the results of the ...
... to increased odds of heart attack, death, study finds , , ... a doctor can hear when passing a stethoscope over a ... of heart attack and death from heart disease and stroke, ... carotid bruit (pronounced brew-ee) -- is caused by turbulent blood ...
... a mysterious illness that has resulted in the deaths of ... caves and mines in the northeastern U.S, bats exhibiting a ... , The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently issued ... the U.S. to be on the lookout for the condition ...
... today announced that it has elected Joseph C. Scodari ... to have Joe Scodari join our Board of Directors.,He ... leader in the,pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and he has ... global healthcare businesses,",said Joe Herring, Covance chairman and CEO. ...
... defective cells in type 2 diabetics , , THURSDAY, May 8 ... fetal development appears to increase vulnerability to type 2 diabetes ... retardation (IUGR), which causes low birth weight in newborns, has ... other diseases when a child grows up. , And decreased ...
... It,s governed by a region of the brain that responds to ... belief that things should be divided fairly among members of a ... an emotion that,s built into the human brain. , That,s ... it better to give food to some hungry children while others ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 2Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 3Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 4Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 5Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 6Health News:Team Finance LLC Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 7Health News:Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk 2Health News:Dying bats in the Northeast remain a mystery 2Health News:Covance Elects Joseph C. Scodari to Company's Board of Directors 2Health News:Fetal Gene May Contribute to Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion 2Health News:Fairness Is a Hard-Wired Emotion 3
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014  AnaptysBio, Inc., ... therapeutic antibodies, today announced the appointment of ... Dr. Londei will lead the preclinical and clinical ... "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Londei ... Suria , President and Chief Executive Officer of ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014   Mary,s Medicinals today announced ... a 4-Star Sponsor of Operation Grow4Vets , a ... products, programs and services to assist them in living ... Key Facts: , An ever-increasing number of ... and effective treatment for pain, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... SEATTLE, Wash. , Oct. 20, 2014 ... today that it will report its third quarter 2014 ... close of the U.S. financial markets. Following the announcement, ... conference call to discuss the results and provide a ... PDT). Access to the event can be obtained as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AnaptysBio Appoints Dr. Marco Londei to Newly Created Chief Development Officer Position Clinical Immunologist to Lead AnaptysBio's Pipeline Advancement 2Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 2Mary's Medicinals Announces 4-Star Sponsorship of Operation Grow4Vets 3CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2
Heine Beta 200 Streak Retinoscope 2.5v...
Keeler Professional Combi Retinoscope with new slimline handle and lithium or dry cell option....
System, English (Continental cord), 230 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
Medicine Products: