Campaigners for gay people to be allowed to serve openly in the US military received a huge boost today when a Pentagon survey of service members found morale would not suffer from reform. The Pentagon report , published today, anticipated only isolated incidents of opposition. The defence secretary, Robert Gates, at a press conference, said the survey was not a poll on the issue but to determine the impact of changing the law. He said the survey showed reform "would not be the wrenching, traumatic change many had feared" but he identified a major stumbling block, namely the higher levels of opposition among combat units, in particular the Marines, and said this was a matter for concern among military chiefs at a time when fighting two wars.
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O n Thursday, the National Center for Transgender Equality released the largest survey of transgender people ever conducted, a deep dive that examines issues far beyond the bathroom debates that have dominated political fights over transgender rights in recent years. The U. Transgender Survey found that transgender people are twice as likely to be living in poverty compared to the general population and three times more likely to be unemployed. Respondents reported higher than average rates of harassment, violence and psychological distress.
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Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States is significantly supportive, with a majority of Americans being in favor of same-sex marriage. Today, support for gay marriage is in the low 70s. Public opinion of same-sex marriage in the United States has changed radically since polling of the American people regarding the issue was first conducted in Continual polling by Gallup over the course of more than two decades has shown that support for same-sex marriage has grown rapidly, while opposition has simultaneously collapsed.