Howard Dean says that it God really thought homosexuality is a sin then he wouldn’t have created gay people. Homosexuality does contradict with certain religions but what does not contradict with any religion is to love, care and respect those around you. So, a little bit of tolerance is required from all of us so that the world becomes a better place to live where no one feels threatened or inferior.
Moreover, by accepting homosexuality we would be respecting the rights of others and feelings would be considered. Also, it would help reduce the costs incurred by persecuting, trying, torturing and imprisoning homosexuals.
However, there are strong views apposing homosexuality. Research has shown that homosexuals harm themselves and those around them by the diseases that they have. According to a study, homosexuals have higher rates of HPV, Hepatitis A, B and C, Gonorrhea, Gay Bowel Syndrome and bacterial vaginosis. Moreover, they are likely to practice higher rates of alcohol and drug abuse along with psychological disorders and be victims of domestic violence.
Consequently, they impact on society cannot be ignored. Higher rates of molestation i.e. nearly one-third of the child abuse cases are homosexual in nature although only 3% of the population comprises of homosexuals. Also, daughters of lesbians are more likely to engage in risky activities that are a result of the environment that they have been brought up in.