Married Olympians: We Can’t Live Together During Games, But Gay Couples Can
I would assume that the reason they are not allowed to share quarters is that there are male and female sections for athletes, and that for a married heterosexual couple to share a room would mean that someone would be in the opposite gender section. This is the only way I can see the discrimination being allowed to stand - it's not that the Olympic committee is discriminating against heterosexual married couples; it's that they're keeping genders strictly segregated.LONDON (CBSDC) — An Australian Olympic married couple claims they have been prohibited from sharing a room in the London Olympic Village, even though gay couples are reportedly allowed to do so.Olympic shooters Russell and Lauryn Mark told news.com.au that they are being discriminated against by officials.
As for same-sex couples being allowed to share quarters, this is a tough call. If the only objection to married hetero couples is the division of genders, then it stands that same-sex couples should be allowed to share rooms. If, however, there's an attempt to prevent fraternization, then the Olympic committee needs to start drafting new rules - either ban fraternization between athletes entirely, or carve out a "couples only" section for quarters.
Besides, I'd imagine the married athletes - of either inclination - would be in less trouble staying with their partners...
That is all.