Right and overdue: homosexual soldiers are to receive compensation

the German defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) plans, according to a report in the newspaper, compensation for soldiers who have been disadvantage

Right and overdue: homosexual soldiers are to receive compensation

the German defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) plans, according to a report in the newspaper, compensation for soldiers who have been disadvantaged in the past because of their homosexuality service legally. This should not only be on potential social benefits, credited, quoting the editorial network Germany (RND, Saturday expenditure) of a draft law.

AKK wants to bill on 17. Of September imagine

The new regulation aims, according to the report on discrimination to have effect up to the year 2000 inside out. A repeal of previous service of legal judgments, which are, from today's point of view as discrimination, had been of all the Federal governments rejected. In the design of Kramp-Karrenbauer are not now repeal, but the Express rehabilitation certificates provided. All rules should also apply to former NVA soldiers.

according to The report, Kramp-Karrenbauer wants the bill on 17. Of September imagine. On the same day, a study entitled "taboo and tolerance should be introduced to the handling of the Bundeswehr with homosexuality from 1955 until the turn of the Millennium".

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"Dark spot in the history of the Bundeswehr"

The plans Kramp-Karrenbauer for the rehabilitation of homosexuals Bundeswehr soldiers encounter on the consent of the Opposition. "The former dealing with homosexual soldiers is still a dark spot in the history of the Bundeswehr," said the defense expert of the Green group in the Bundestag, Tobias Lindner, on Saturday, the AFP news Agency. Kramp cart Builder's plans were "right" and "overdue".

As a reparation for the injustice they suffered, the Affected would have to receive a solid compensation, called Lindner. "Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is not allowed to leave it at a symbolic apology," he said. "Where soldiers have sustained as a result of unlawful harm, there must be financial compensation."

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"Sincere compensation to the Victims guilty,"

The FDP Bundestag member Jens Brandenburg welcomed the announcement by the Minister as "very encouraging". A few months ago the Ministry of defence had rejected a rehabilitation act, as it calls for the FDP for a while.

"A sincere compensation to the Victims of state discrimination guilty," said Brandenburg. "With dishonorable dismissals and in fact adhere to the professional gay harassment prohibited sexual armed forces members for decades."

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Updated Date: 25 July 2020, 09:26

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