April 24, 2004

NEXT TIME THEY CAN CHORUS LINE KICK INTO PARIS (via David Hill, The Bronx):

Germany to allow privates on parade (Kate Connolly, 22/04/2004, Daily Telegraph)

German soldiers who are in relationships with each other will be able to sleep together in barracks and on foreign missions.

Peter Struck, the defence minister, said the new guidelines applied to homosexual as well as heterosexual couples. They were necessary to reflect "social normality".

Until now, sex between married or cohabiting servicemen has been forbidden in barracks and on operations at home and abroad.

The change was announced after protests from several Social Democrat MPs who said that the ban on cohabitation in barracks was putting women off becoming soldiers.

There was also growing criticism in military circles that the ban on sexual relations, which was imposed to safeguard order and discipline, was "hostile to life".


Well, had the policy been in effect ninety years ago there would never have been a Third Reich.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 24, 2004 8:32 AM
Comments

"Hostile to life"? Did Derrida think that one up?

Posted by: Peter B at April 24, 2004 9:35 AM

As David said when he sent it, their next war will be produced by Mel Brooks...

Posted by: oj at April 24, 2004 10:09 AM

I'm surprised that the German military hasn't been unionized yet, as the Dutch military has.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at April 24, 2004 12:04 PM
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