Homosexuals in the Armed Forces...Right or wrong?

#1
I'm sure this topic has been done to death, however I havent seen it mentioned before.

Homosexuals were banned from the Armed Forces, I believe up until 1999.

When I joined up I was asked whether or not I was gay, I'm not, but if I had said I was I would not have been allowed to enlist.

Being gay or lesbian should not make a difference to any persons ability to become a Soldier.

But knowing Squaddies and their sometimes 'blinkered' views on a wide range of topics, realistically would you say that the MOD being forced to lift its ban on homosexuals has caused any issues??

I cant see anything wrong with a Gay or Lesbian person wanting to serve their country. But knowing the 'Barrack Block Culture' and the way it works .............

any thoughts?
 
#8
Randy_McNob said:
No, he was busy.

Your mum read it out to me.



In between mouthfuls.
My mum is dead.

You're a funny guy. Pointless, but funny.

Equal Opportunities Policy

1. The Army is fully committed to equality of opportunity. The Army's Equal Opportunities Policy sets out to provide equal opportunities for all personnel within an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and intimidation.

2. The Army welcomes applications from young men and women no matter what their marital status, race, ethnic origin or religious belief. No account is taken of sexual orientation or social background in considering applications. The Army is fully committed to equality of opportunity.

3. The Director of Personal Services (Army) is to provide the focus for Equal Opportunities advice and policy for the Adjutant General. He is to ensure that career policies and management practices have due regard to openness, fairness, clarity and equality of opportunity. He is responsible for updating and auditing the Equal Opportunities Action plan for the Army as required. With the Military Secretary, he is responsible for all aspects of gender and ethnic monitoring of serving Army personnel, including selection, promotion and terms of service.
That should answer your question, fuck-knuckle. Any further questions, phone the padre.
 
#9
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Randy_McNob said:
No, he was busy.

Your mum read it out to me.



In between mouthfuls.
My mum is dead.

You're a funny guy. Pointless, but funny.

Thought she seemed a bit quiet

Equal Opportunities Policy

1. The Army is fully committed to equality of opportunity. The Army's Equal Opportunities Policy sets out to provide equal opportunities for all personnel within an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and intimidation.

2. The Army welcomes applications from young men and women no matter what their marital status, race, ethnic origin or religious belief. No account is taken of sexual orientation or social background in considering applications. The Army is fully committed to equality of opportunity.

3. The Director of Personal Services (Army) is to provide the focus for Equal Opportunities advice and policy for the Adjutant General. He is to ensure that career policies and management practices have due regard to openness, fairness, clarity and equality of opportunity. He is responsible for updating and auditing the Equal Opportunities Action plan for the Army as required. With the Military Secretary, he is responsible for all aspects of gender and ethnic monitoring of serving Army personnel, including selection, promotion and terms of service.
That should answer your question, fuck-knuckle. Any further questions, phone the padre.
Of course, how silly of me. If the equal opportunities satement says its so, then its right
 
#10
Well thats the policy, so if you are gay the Army will welcome you.
 
#12
I can see I'm obviously dealing with the brains of your organisation. :roll:

Lets break down exactly what you have posted;

Randy_McNob said:
I'm sure this topic has been done to death, however I havent seen it mentioned before.
Yes it has. Millions of times. Use the search function. If your mouth wand allows it. You will then see that these discussions end in the same way.


Homosexuals were banned from the Armed Forces, I believe up until 1999.

When I joined up I was asked whether or not I was gay, I'm not, but if I had said I was I would not have been allowed to enlist.
S'funny. I wasn't asked that. Maybe the recruiter thought you looked like a batty boy and was curious?


Being gay or lesbian should not make a difference to any persons ability to become a Soldier.
It doesn't. Unless of course you prance around like Larry Grayson.


But knowing Squaddies and their sometimes 'blinkered' views on a wide range of topics, realistically would you say that the MOD being forced to lift its ban on homosexuals has caused any issues??
What you actually meant was your blinkered views.

You purport to be a bit of a sweat so maybe you could mention any anecdotal evidence that it has caused issues?


I cant see anything wrong with a Gay or Lesbian person wanting to serve their country. But knowing the 'Barrack Block Culture' and the way it works .............

So keep it in the 'barrack block'? How many people mince up the the recruiting office and say 'I'm gay, I want to join the Army'? I'd guess none unless they are called Daffid. So who actually knows or gives a fuck?


any thoughts?
Yes. You're a cock.
 
#13
I don't think I'm gay cos everyone says I'm a miserable cnut.
 
#14
Randy_McNob said:
Bravo_Bravo said:
Well thats the policy, so if you are gay the Army will welcome you.
I knew I should have posted this one during the day when the more intelligent members of Arrse are online :lol:

You would still be outwitted.

In fact, even if you had posted it on the cbeebies website, they'd have fed you your own arse.
 
#15
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
I can see I'm obviously dealing with the brains of your organisation. :roll:

Lets break down exactly what you have posted;

Randy_McNob said:
I'm sure this topic has been done to death, however I havent seen it mentioned before.
Yes it has. Millions of times. Use the search function. If your mouth wand allows it. You will then see that these discussions end in the same way.


Homosexuals were banned from the Armed Forces, I believe up until 1999.

When I joined up I was asked whether or not I was gay, I'm not, but if I had said I was I would not have been allowed to enlist.
S'funny. I wasn't asked that. Maybe the recruiter thought you looked like a batty boy and was curious?


Being gay or lesbian should not make a difference to any persons ability to become a Soldier.
It doesn't. Unless of course you prance around like Larry Grayson.


But knowing Squaddies and their sometimes 'blinkered' views on a wide range of topics, realistically would you say that the MOD being forced to lift its ban on homosexuals has caused any issues??
What you actually meant was your blinkered views.

You purport to be a bit of a sweat so maybe you could mention any anecdotal evidence that it has caused issues?


I cant see anything wrong with a Gay or Lesbian person wanting to serve their country. But knowing the 'Barrack Block Culture' and the way it works .............

So keep it in the 'barrack block'? How many people mince up the the recruiting office and say 'I'm gay, I want to join the Army'? I'd guess none unless they are called Daffid. So who actually knows or gives a fuck?


any thoughts?
Yes. You're a cock.
You're gay aren't you.
 
#16
Randy_McNob said:
Homosexuals were banned from the Armed Forces, I believe up until 1999.
Well thats the end of that chapter - Next thread. :roll:
 
#19
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Randy_McNob said:
Bravo_Bravo said:
Well thats the policy, so if you are gay the Army will welcome you.
I knew I should have posted this one during the day when the more intelligent members of Arrse are online :lol:

You would still be outwitted.

In fact, even if you had posted it on the cbeebies website, they'd have fed you your own arse.
As opposed to you who would have tried to feel it?

Aww bless.

I love it when peeps get all flustered
 

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