Thursday, 03 March 2011 16:48

U.K. Lesbian Army Officer Charged For 'Inappropriate Relationship'

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Capitain Karen Tait, officer in the U.K. army, was stripped of her warrant card and banned to attend the commemorative ceremonies for her colleagues died, accused of having “social misconduct” when her superiors discovered she was lesbian.

 

She admitted to have a relationship with a Sergeant, Caroline Graham, but both said they “had slowed down” this relationship when they were sent in Afghanistan in 2009. In all the manner, no relationship was really possible on the camp.

 

The TelegraphThe Telegraph reports that even if "they stayed in the same tent – the only accommodation for women, she said: “I did not have any intimacy with Caroline of any sort. There was no deliberate physical contact.”

Her mission having been shortened, Capitain Tait charged the Ministry of Defense for sexual discrimination. The decision of her early departure would have been taken because she is gay.

"Giving evidence at the Central London Employment Tribunal, she said: “The first respondent [Lt Col Poneskis] didn't like me because I was gay.”"

 

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