Sacked members of the Armed Forces (l-r) Graeme Grady, Jeanette Smith, John Beckett and Duncan Lustig-Prean stand outside the Law Society after hearing the Appeal Court ruling that the ban on homosexuals serving in the military was lawful. The three judges ruled the Ministry of Defence's automatic bar on gays - said to be necessary to maintain the morale and efficiency of the fighting forces - was neither irrational nor unawful. 27/9/99 who will hear if the European Court of Human Rights supports their claim that the investigations into their homosexuality and subsequent sackings violated the

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Sacked members of the Armed Forces (l-r) Graeme Grady, Jeanette Smith, John Beckett and Duncan Lustig-Prean stand outside the Law Society after hearing the Appeal Court ruling that the ban on homosexuals serving in the military was lawful. The three judges ruled the Ministry of Defence's automatic bar on gays - said to be necessary to maintain the morale and efficiency of the fighting forces - was neither irrational nor unawful. 27/9/99 who will hear if the European Court of Human Rights supports their claim that the investigations into their homosexuality and subsequent sackings violated the

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