"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
HIV is primarily spread through anal sex. Hence, men who have anal sex with men are the highest risk group for HIV infection.
However, by that reasoning, lesbians are the lowest risk group for HIV.
Furthermore, just because someone is gay does not mean they engage in anal sex, and as I'm sure you are aware, heterosexuals also engage in anal sex. One of the primary reasons that HIV is so high in Africa (22 million infected) is because anal sex has culturally been practiced by heterosexuals there as a form of birth control.
The policy regarding blood donations has been on the books since the 1970s prior to testing and a lot of other developments. It can be refined to focus on the specific behaviors that spread HIV, namely unprotected anal sex and inter venous drug use.
For you to use the argument that this discriminatory practice is somehow rational seems willfully ignorant. The policy does nothing to protect the blood supply from heterosexuals who practice anal sex, which is considerably naive given that heterosexuals are likely to surpass gays as the primary carriers of the disease before the end of this decade.
Last edited by CriticalThought; 02-27-10 at 01:56 PM.
In fact, even with DADT, there still are homosexuals in the ranks ALREADY. So what is the point really?? DADT isn't keeping homosexuals out of the military, it's just a policy to show that homosexuality is unacceptable. But no one has bothered to say why. Can you tell me why it's unacceptable to say your homosexual? Can you tell me why that by hiding your homosexuality you can serve our military, but the moment to become honest about yourself, you're no longer fit to serve?
Can you answer that for me?