Judicial review: Forces' ban on homosexuals reluctantly held lawful
This report relates to 1 case(s)
R v Ministry of Defence, ex parte Smith  IRLR 585 HC (1 other report)
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. It is not "irrational" and it breaches neither the European Convention on Human Rights nor the EC Equal Treatment Directive.