Navy veteran fired for bisexuality sues UK for medals return

LONDON: A Naval Veteran Who Fought For England For 18 Years, Said Wednesday That He Would Sue The Government To Recover Medals That Were Removed When He Was Fired For Being Bisexual In 1993

Joe Ousalice, A Radio Operator Who Has Served In The Falklands, Northern Ireland And The Middle East, His Long Service Medals And Good Behavior Were Removed After Being Found Guilty Of Behavior Harmful To Good Order And Maritime Discipline.

I Got The Feeling Disgusted, Said Ousalice In A Statement From, A Group That Support His Business

I Went Hunting For A Number Of Fabricated Accusations And Told That Because I Felt Attracted To Men, My 18-year Service Counted For Nothing.

The Ministry Of Defense (Ministry Of Defense) Said It Would Be Inappropriate To Comment Because Legal Proceedings Are Ongoing.

We Are Currently Investigating How Personnel Released Due To Sexuality Or Abolished Sexual Offenses, Can Have Their Medals Returned, A Spokeswoman Said In Emailed Comments

After A Civil Conviction For Crude Blame With Another Man - A Complaint That Denies Ousalice - He Was Accused Of Indecent Attacks From Another Sailor, Liberty Said. Ousalice Was Acquitted By Court Martial, But Still Rejected, It Said.

Between 100 And 200 LGBT + People Were Dismissed Each Year Before The Ban On LGBT + Military Personnel Was Lifted In 2000, Ed Hall Said The Campaign To Found The Law, Won The European Court Of Human Rights (ECHR) Founded In 1999.

Hall, Who Was Also Fired From The Navy Because He Was Gay, Said The MoD Is Now" An Excellent LGBT + Employer" . And He Hoped It Would Accept That A Man Who Was Fired For Something That Is Now Longer Illegal," Should No Longer Bear The Scars"

About 50 To 60 People May Have Stripped Medals From Them Like Ousalice, Duncan Lustig-Prean, One Of The Prosecutors In The ECHR Case, That Liberty On Ousalice ' S Case Advises.

" All I Want Now Is My Medal And Badges Back And Government Recognition And Years Of Service And Hard Work I Give Them" Ousalice Said.

And I Want Other Veterans To Know That They Are Not Alone And That We All Deserve The Same Recognition