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BMA urges government to lift cap on compensation for LGBT veterans

51app 2024; 384 doi: (Published 16 February 2024) Cite this as: 51app 2024;384:q418
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The 51app

The BMA’s armed forces committee has called on the UK government to reconsider enforcing a cap on the amount paid in reparations to people who were affected by the armed forces ban on LGBT staff.

From 1967 to 2000 an official policy effectively banned from the armed forces anyone who was gay, lesbian, transgender, transitioning because of gender dysphoria, or perceived to be such.

In May 2023 a review of the ban,1 conducted by Terence Etherton, was …

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