Discuss Gay soldiers to get quarters! in Current Affairs, News and Analysis on The Army Rumour Service; Well....shag my old boots, just heard on the venerable Capital radio that gay soldiers are to be entitled to married quarters soon.
Any thoughts out there on this hot potato??...
It was going to happen sometime. If you allow soldiers to for homosexual relationships then you can't discriminate against them in the way of quartering. Whether you agree with the subject of the relationships in the first place is a different matter though...
Currently married personnel are Maristat 1 which indicates legally married and as such entitled to a quarter. Soon, this will change to Personal Status Category 1 which will also include those in a civil partnership in accordance with the Civil Partnership Act 2004 which same sex and heterosexual couples will need to register under if they wish to get a quarter.
It's about time. At least they can get up to their ungodly activities without the whole barrack room having to watch. And quite frankly It will now be a safe bet that the blob of dove cream moisturising soap on the tiles in the shower cubicle which you wash your hair with as you forgot your bottle of boots basics (30p stuff) will be soap and not someone elses bodily fluids.
Get the gays into their own quarters. In fact why not let them have their own army or is that what the RAF is for?
Well now they will be in the open and will be making a BIG statement. Of course for the lezzers in 27 Reg RLC this will be a joy. Will this create a pink ghetto in garrison towns? and what happens if they are both serving, do they get joint postings?
They conform to the Army the Army does not conform to them, I will be surprised if any do take up this offer of sin.