Service in the military is not a right. There are physical, mental and societal considerations which can disqualify one from service. Physical: hearing/vision standards. Mental: record of anxiety disorder/shizophrenia. Societal: Felony Convictions.
Rules and regulations governing the military are to promote good order and disipline in support of readiness. Anything that has a negative effect on readiness and to some degree morale, are subject to regulation. We are discussing this because there have been problems concerning homosexuals in the military and their effect on readiness. The current policy allows homosexuals to serve if they can shut up and not get an erection in the showers. I have never had a desire to know every sexual exploit of the people I have served with. I have no problem with the current policy.
People should be allowed some degree of modesty and privacy which is severly lacking in the military already. I do not want my daughter showering with a company of virile male marines (no offense). I do not want to shower with a company of homosexuals (no offense). I do not want to shower regularly with a company of females (no offense); I may not survive it for long. These feelings are not mine alone; I like to think they are the feelings of most people. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Does this mean we need separate hetero male, hetero female, homo male and homo female heads? Seems like it does to me. Now put that on a 300' or smaller vessel which already has shower hours because of water production limitations. The entire main deck would be heads and then there's the officer quarters.