Straight Soldiers to Shower With Gay Soldiers

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Dec 20, 2010 5:00 PM
In order to avoid a logistical nightmare, of which I won't go into detail about, the Department of Defense has determined straight soldiers should be forced to shower with gay soldiers so gay soldiers don't feel stigmatized.

From CNSNews:

A special Defense Department working group appointed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates has recommended that the military should “expressly prohibit” heterosexuals from using separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals when the repeal of the law banning homosexuals from the military goes into effect.

Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’”--concluded that permitting heterosexuals to use separate showers, bathrooms and bunking facilities from homosexuals of the same gender would “stigmatize” homosexuals and be “reminiscent of ‘separate but equal’ facilities for blacks prior to the 1960s.”


Break out the sensitivity trainers for all the straight soldiers!

In the course of our review we heard from a very large number of Service members about their discomfort with sharing bathroom facilities or living quarters with those they know to be gay or lesbian,” said the report. “Some went so far to suggest that a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell may even require separate bathroom and shower facilities for gay men and lesbians. We disagree, and recommend against separate facilities. Though many regard the very discussion of this topic as offensive, given the number of Service members who raised it, we are obliged to address it.”

So will straight men and women now be able to shower with each other too?