R v Ministry of Defence, ex parte Smith [1995] IRLR 585 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Judicial review: Forces' ban on homosexuals reluctantly held lawful

    Date:
    1 July 1995

    In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others, the High Court holds that the MoD's blanket ban on anyone of homosexual orientation serving in the armed forces is lawful.

  • Ban on gays in military upheld

    Date:
    1 July 1995

    In R v Ministry of Defence ex parte Smith and others (7 June 1995) EOR62F, the Divisional Court rules that the policy that homosexual men and women are not permitted to serve in the armed forces is not unlawful.