Gay Ex Soldiers Given An Apology
Yay! Good to know at least it's recognised that the anti gay policy in the army was wtong. However...
Robert Ely, had reached the rank of Warrant Officer Class One in the Parachute Regiment but was thrown out of the services 21 years ago when his sexual orientation was discovered.
He said: "For me, compensation now is the only way to end it. In the past I haven't been a person to want compensation. Now I do. Now I do."
Compensation for being thrown out of an organisation that openly banned gay people??? Now I'm all for people trying to break the mold, but he didn't spend his time in the army fighting to change it, if he had I might think differently about this. He went in knowing the armed forces were homophobic and then EXPECTS compensation because they threw him out, after he spent his time there working as a loyal part of an unfair system. Well we could all have done that couldn't we! Greedy.
I might go and try and get married in a church like a heterosexual in the hopes that one day it'll be legal and then I could demand compensation from them.