November 07, 2003

Unmarried Quarters

I was at first impressed with a rare move by the Government in upholding both the law and Christian morality. The Ministry of Defense is refusing to allow to lesbians, who are shortly to be legally "married" in Toronto, to take up married quarters when they move to the UK. One of them was posted to the Great White North with the RAF and met her partner there.

The MoD clarified the situation for BBC Online, stating: "The situation is that gay marriages are not recognised within the UK, therefore those individuals are not eligible for married quarters."

However, hopes for maintaining this should not be held too high, as, "The MoD is looking at this for the future but at the moment that is the situation."

Posted by david at November 7, 2003 11:50 PM | TrackBack