ARMY NOW 400TH “DIVERSITY CHAMPION” FOR GAYS AND LESBIANS

The Army has become the 400th member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme for employers it was announced today, Monday 14 July 2008. The Army will now work with Stonewall to promote good working conditions for all existing and potential employees and to ensure equal treatment for those who are lesbian, gay and bisexual.

General Sir Richard Dannatt, Chief of the General Staff, said:

"I am delighted that the Army has become a member of Stonewall’s Workplace Programme. One of the Army’s six Core Values is ‘Respect for Others’ and it is therefore our absolute duty to treat our fellow soldiers as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

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