A very common argument raised by those protesting against the decriminalization of homosexuality runs something like this: “If you allow men to have sex with men on the principle that what you do in the privacy of your home is no one’s business, what next? Sex with animals?” It surprises me that such logic isn’t automatically refuted by those who think for even five minutes. But to those who persist in this inane vein, here’s why it’s a foolish comparison.
Bestiality is different type of crime – namely cruelty to animals. Doing what you want in the privacy of your home doesn’t extend to the freedom of indulging in private abuse. So this particular crime has nothing to do with homosexuality which takes place in private between consenting adults.
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The whole “against the order of nature” is a specious argument. Those who indulge in it, should stop brushing their teeth for starters. And here’s the kicker – homosexuality is natural. Animals happily engage in gay sex without our prejudices against such unions.
And that gurgling sound you hear is this particular argument of the anti-gay crowd getting flushed down the toilet.
And here’s the last point – if a particular animal (say a cow) has a large enough vagina to not be affected whatsoever by a gentleman’s activities directed towards it, I see no reason for it to be illegal. I mean sure it’s not something I would do, but hey it takes all sorts! What’s the harm? The cow doesn’t care. Victimless crime. And I don’t think that victimless crimes should be crimes at all.
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