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Armed forces ban lifted for lesbians & gay men

January 2000

In 2000, the Government lifted the ban on lesbian and gay men serving in the after an extended campaign in which played a prominent role.
In 1991 Stonewall gave evidence to Special Select Committee of the Armed Forces Bill.
In 1995 there was the first challenge to the High Court on the ban in the Armed Forces.
In 1999 European Commission on Human Rights overturned the ban on gays in the Armed Forces.

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