[quote]Five years after Britain lifted its ban on gays in the military, the Royal Navy has begun actively encouraging them to enlist and has pledged to make life easier when they do.
The navy announced Monday that it had asked Stonewall, a group that lobbies for gay rights, to help it develop better strategies for recruiting and retaining gay men and lesbians. It said, too, that one strategy may be to advertise for recruits in gay magazines and newspapers.[/quote]
After a song by the Village People, Winston Churchill’s famous quote about buggery and a comedian who suggested that the U.S. government simply own up to reality and make the Navy the “gay” service, we have Brits hiring Stonewall and going to lengths to ensure gay servicemen don’t face harrassment.
Meanwhile, in Republicanland, they’re ready to square off against Spongebob Squarepants over his alleged preferences, signalling their willingness to take the fight below the ocean surface.
My bet is that the Royal Navy will make their full enlistment goals. Since Bush doesn’t want to listen to what his generals have to say about the downwards slide of their respective institutions, my guess is that the U.S. won’t.