Should Homosexuality be Declared Illegal Around the World?

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Legality of Homosexuality Homosexuality is a form of sexuality in which the one gender is sexually or physically attracted toward another person of the same gender. Some people argue that homosexuality should be made illegal; others disagree, and want it to be a legal practice. Practicing homosexuality can lead to many health issues. Homosexuality is slowly starting to become illegal in many countries around the world because the governments are realizing many health issues lie within homosexuality. Should homosexuality be made illegal across the world, concerning the health of mankind? The practice of homosexuality is a threat to general health. Cancer and sexually transmitted diseases can disrupt good health. Research and screening has shown that men who are gay are more likely to contract AIDS. AIDS is one of the final stages of HIV, which is a sexually transmitted disease. According to Ashraf, “men having sex with men (MSM) are at the higher risk of getting infected by AIDS because anal sex is not a safe sex practice and the people who are involved in the practice of homosexuality are more vulnerable than any other group to get infected by this deadly disease” (16). He proves that anal sex is not safe and can cause AIDS. A common way of intercourse for gay men is anal sex, meaning that they are more likely to contract AIDS. He also mentions the number of reported AIDS cases in the United States that involve men who have sex with men have 355,409 cases or 46%. Almost half of the cases of AIDS come from men who are homosexual. This statistic supports the statement that men who participate in same sex practices, are more likely to get infected by AIDS. As of now, there is no cure for AIDS, so when someone contracts AIDS they ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion-Based Study." American Journal Of Public Health 103.10 (2013): 1802-1809. Academic Search Complete. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. Jang, S. Mo, and Hoon Lee. "When Pop Music Meets A Political Issue: Examining How “Born This Way” Influences Attitudes Toward Gays And Gay Rights Policies." Journal Of Broadcasting & Electronic Media 58.1 (2014): 114-130. Academic Search Complete. Web. 7 Mar. 2014. Meihua, Jin, et al. "Correlates Of Consistent Condom Use Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Recruited Through The Internet In Huzhou City: A Cross-Sectional Survey." BMC Public Health 13.1 (2013): 1-15. Academic Search Complete. Web. 04 Apr. 2014. Tate, Julee. "From Girly Men To Manly Men: The Evolving Representation Of Male Homosexuality In Twenty-First Century Telenovelas." Studies In Latin American Popular Culture 29.(2011): 102-114. Academic Search Complete. Web. 7 Mar. 2014.

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