posted on Feb, 21 2005 @ 05:08 AM
The Royal Navy has announced that it intends to join a campaign that will ensure that homosexual workers receive fair treatment. The program organized
by the gay rights group Stonewall will provide advisor's to help with issues relating to gay, lesbian, and bisexual personnel. In addition same sex
partners can live in married quarters on base.
LONDON - Britain's navy, which until five years ago banned gays from its workforce, said Monday it is joining a campaign to ensure homosexual
employees are fairly treated.
The military also announced gay servicemen and women will be able to live in married quarters with their partners starting later this year.
The Royal Navy said it was entering a program organized by gay rights group Stonewall which advises employers on dealing with gay, lesbian and
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Britain's armed forces lifted thier gay ban in 2000. The Ministry of Defense has stated that sexuality was a private matter. This seems to be much
better than the political compromise "Don't ask, don't tell" that the U.S. armed forces practice. Either go all in or all out not this "go ahead and
lie to us" policy.