Italian MP Calls For Closeting Gay Troops To Prevent ‘Corrupting’ Straight Troops

Notoriously anti-gay Italian Member of Parliament Carlo Giovanardi is calling on his country to institute a policy like the United States’ former “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, because he doesn’t think gay soldiers should come out. In fact, Giovanardi believes ‘gay soldiers should sleep in different rooms’ to avoid ‘corrupting’ the straight ones. If that weren’t enough, he even said that, “Nobody should talk about his or her sexual life. I would feel embarrassed in sleeping [in the same room as] openly gay soldiers.” That would constitute a very different understanding of “sacrificing your life for your country.”