With the decision of the NZ Defence Force here to allow members of their Overwatch Group, a peer support group for members of the NZDF gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, to march in uniform in Auckland's Gay Pride Parade.
Can I make my position very clear. I am not against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders serving in the military. That is the reality of this day and age. But this is a step too far. The military quite rightly bans the wearing of uniforms at Party political events for obvious reasons and, to my mind at least, there is a certain synergy between that and the Gay Pride March.
By all means march under your banner if you want to but you should not be wearing the 'Queen's' uniform (no pun intended).
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