14 May The “degrading” exam is given early in the recruitment process to determine if the woman's hymen is still intact. The Human Rights Watch condemned the test as a form of gender-based violence and called on the military to end the practice immediately, which it says violates the prohibition of inhuman. Thai , , homosexual men ; Turk , f; Ukr ; UK , , , , f, gay clergy ; USA , , anti-gay violence , military , Mormon position f, same- sex marriage , Supreme Court and sodomy , gay identity , Mormon gay. 3 Oct It's only been five years since Don't Ask, Don't Tell was repealed, finally allowing gays, lesbians and bisexual people to openly serve in the military. For most of our nation's history, the military systematically excluded and discriminated against homosexual people. But despite attempts to ban gay service.