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Homosexual Assault in the Military
by Peter Sprigg
May 26, 2010: Members of the military are regularly placed in positions of forced intimacy with their fellow servicemembers-showering and sleeping in close proximity and spending time with one another twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The military continues to provide separate bathroom, shower, and sleeping facilities for men and women in order to protect their privacy during these intimate activities. However, allowing homosexuals to openly serve in the military would likely result, for the first time, in heterosexuals being forced to cohabit with those who may view them as a potential sexual object. It is almost inevitable that such conditions of forced cohabitation would result in an increase of sexual tension within the ranks, to the detriment of unit cohesion, morale, and good order and discipline. Furthermore, there is a serious risk that such tension in such intimate circumstances would lead to an increase in sexual harassment and even sexual assault.