Having just read this months 'Soldier' magazine, I was struck by the shameful doube standards. A gay lesbian couple who have been together for a few years, enjoy all the trappings associated with service life for 'married couples' because they entered a Civil Partnership. Yet on the other pages, there was an example of a couple who have one child and one on the way, who are entitled to ..... well nothing really. There's the usuall party line answer, but essentially the MOD only moves to change the rules when it has to. To cut to the chase, can two males / females enter a 'civil partnership' without being homosexual i.e without consumating their relationship. The civil partnership exists for same sex relationships, so if two muckers jumped the broomstick, could they they apply for a quarter (or hiring if one were not available), split the bills and have a nice home to entertain their girlfriends at weekends, subsidised at public expense?