Beforeeven though the Homosexual Law Reform Act had been passed inofficer training included the actions they ought to take upon the discovery of personnel caught in such acts. Opponents had argued that allowing openly gay troops to serve would hamper military effectiveness. Slovenia allows individuals to serve openly without discrimination or harassment due to actual or perceived sexual orientation. Gay men required to attend National Servicebut restricted to limited duties. Transgender veterans may also face additional challenges, such as facing a higher rate of homelessness and home foreclosure, higher rates of losing jobs often directly stemming from their trans identity, and high rates of not being hired for specific jobs because of their gender identity. Retrieved 17 December
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Sexual orientation and gender identity in military service
A news article by Canadian journalist, Jon Tattrie, reported on the changed attitude towards the presence of homosexual members of the Canadian Forces in his article "Being Gay in the Military" Metro Ottawaquoting Canadian Forces spokesperson Rana Sioufi as saying: While the US military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy was rescinded in allowing open service by gay, lesbian, and bisexual service members, transgender people are still barred from entering the US military. A recurrent argument for a ban on homosexuals in the military rests on the assumption that, in the face of potentially homosexual members of their unit, prospective recruits would shy away from military service. The Irish Independent wrote that. Scholars Ben-Ari and Kaplan suggested that the prospective soldiers' responses affected what military unit they would be assigned to. Bulgaria's Protection Against Discrimination Act of protects individuals from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in relation to recruitment to the military.
The Dutch military formed a working group called Homosexuality and Armed Forces to improve the climate for sexual minorities. Bulgaria's Protection Against Discrimination Act of protects individuals from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in relation to recruitment to the military. The first time homosexuals were differentiated from non-homosexuals in the military literature was in revised army mobilization regulations in Archived from the original on June 16, Lesbian and gay soldiers are also entitled to enter civil unions as defined by Germany's domestic "partnership" law. Beforehomosexual acts between consenting males were against the law in Russia,  and homosexuality was considered a mental disorder until adoption of ICD in but even after that military medical expertise statute was in force to continue considering homosexuality a mental disorder which was a reason to deny homosexuals to serve in the military. Although homosexuals in the Dutch military rarely experience any explicitly aggressive acts against them, signs of homophobia and cultural insensitivity are still present.