Columbia Law School publishes analysis of best practices for changing military policies

by on May 21, 2010  •  In Military

The Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic at Columbia Law School has published Open Service and Our Allies, a study of how armed forces in other nations have managed the transition to inclusion of openly gay servicemembers. The Pentagon is currently studying the question of how to manage the elimination of DADT, with a report due to Defense Secretary Gates on December 1. The Columbia study found that instances of harassment and resistance to change were insignificant in the military forces of Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom; and that the most important single factor behind non-disruptive transition was strong and clear leadership within the military.
Kudos to the Columbia students who produced the report and to Professor Suzanne Goldberg, Clinic Director.


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