Friday, 17 March 2006

"Gay-friendly" Royal Navy?

The Royal Navy may introduce drama training to improve attitudes towards homosexuality within the service. Supposedly the ban on homosexuals serving within the British armed forces was lifted in 2000.

IMO, this initiative seems overly PC in nature. Nevertheless, governments should only discriminate in terms of merit. In that sense, gays should be perfectly welcome to serve within the armed forces.

Stonewall, the group mentioned in the linked article, have praised the Navy for instituting this scheme. But they should realise that discrimination should be permitted within the private sector. Freedom of association, after all, is a basic human right.