31 Mar 2012

兵役とPink Certificate

Podcastで聞けるBBCのドキュメンタリーで、トルコのPink Certificateに関する内容がありました(こちら)。


そんな中、Pink Certificateというホモセクシュアルの証明書を提出すれば、兵役が免除されるという記事を見つけました。
トルコではホモセクシュアルは増加傾向にあるようですが(確かに手を繋いでる男性同士をたまに見かける。ただの友達かもしれないけれど…)、きちんとした法は整備されていないのが現状。実際Pink Certificateを発行するに当たり、どうそれを証明するのか?はプライバシーに引っかかる問題になっているそう。以下、記事より抜粋。


''They asked me when I first had anal intercourse, oral sex, what sort of toys I played with as a child."
Ahmet, a young man in his 20s, told officials he was gay at the first opportunity after he was called up, as he and other conscripts underwent a health check.
"They asked me if I liked football, whether I wore woman's clothes or used woman's perfume," he says.
''I had a few days' beard and I am a masculine guy - they told me I didn't look like a normal gay man.''
He was then asked to provide a picture of himself dressed as a woman.

''I refused this request,'' he says. ''But I made them another offer, which they accepted.'' Instead he gave them a photograph of himself kissing another man.


''They asked me if I had any photographs.'' Gokhan says, ''And I did.''
He had gone prepared with explicit photographs of himself having sex with another man, having heard that it would be impossible to get out of military service without them.
''The face must be visible,'' says Gokhan. ''And the photos must show you as the passive partner.''