By AR - We all know Leftists love and support all forms of aberrant behaviour and refuse to accept any consequence of that behaviour. In Italy, Danilo Giuffrida was happy enough to use his homosexuality to disqualify himself from military service on psychological grounds, but when that disqualification showed up on official documents, he was happy enough to sue.
It would be heartening if Mr Mancuso was less concerned that the military would accept Giuffrida's excuse for avoiding service than that a homosexual would offer that excuse. Patriots have been fighting for years to be allowed to serve despite their sexual preference, and now that work is being undone. But no, he doesn't seem concerned about either.The Italian government was ordered to pay 100,000 euros ($165,000) to a gay man who received a driver's licence for the disabled after he declared his sexual orientation on an official form, the man and a gay-rights group said today. Danilo Giuffrida, 27, said he told officials about his homosexuality when he took a physical after being called up in 2000 for Italy's mandatory year of military service, which has since been abolished. Giuffrida told AP from his hometown, Catania, he had hoped to avoid service and keep working to help support his family.
Giuffrida was disqualified for psychological reasons. "It's the old assumption that if one is homosexual then he is also psychologically disturbed," said Aurelio Mancuso, president of the main Italian gay rights group, Arcigay. Giuffrida's lawyer, Giuseppe Lipera, said a military official sent his client's paperwork to motor-vehicle officials in Catania, who changed his standard driver's licence to one for the disabled.
That's right - discrimination is bad m'kay... except in cases where discrimination comes in handy.Arcigay praised the ruling and said it hoped the case would raise awareness about discrimination. "In Italy, we still need to understand that differences among people make a country richer, not poorer," Giuffrida said.
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