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Bonn Official Defends Homosexual Soldiers

March 14, 1985|From Reuters

BONN — The West German Parliament's military ombudsman Wednesday attacked armed forces and intelligence chiefs for treating homosexuals as security risks.

Wilhelm Berkhan argued that the military is unjustified in assuming that homosexuals stand a greater risk of being blackmailed into spying. "Why should homosexuals be more liable to become spies than people who, for example, lead a depraved life in gambling casinos or such?" he said.

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