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"Ban on Gay Blood Donors Revisited" Since when was it established that gay men have different blood than straight men? What if the people in charge didn't know the donor was gay? There would be no problem. amirite?

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That law is ridiculous and it's only in place because there are so many intolerant Christians in this country with a religion that preaches that homosexuality is evil and sinners should be killed.

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@That law is ridiculous and it's only in place because there are so many intolerant Christians in this country with...

look, bro. That's discrimination against Christians. That's called hypocrisy. And yes, we believe that homosexuality is wrong, because it IS unnatural. How many gay animals are there in nature? Why does it take a man and a woman to produce a child? And, lastly, it isn't necessary for people to die for their sins; that's why Jesus died on the cross. So we don't have to.

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@look, bro. That's discrimination against Christians. That's called hypocrisy. And yes, we believe that...

(Tyler Michael.): Um... actually homosexuality DOES occur in nature. Fruit flies have the highest rate. Even dolphins have a 40% homosexuality rate :/

yes i completely agree with all of that :)
lol i just wasn't sure if people knew that side of it.

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It's because people are uneducated about today's society. The people who are in charge of this blood drive clearly don't know what they are talking about. Maybe, people should be more educated about things like this. Things that have become more common recently.

This law is being revisited, as was stated in the original post. Homosexual men were not allowed to donate in the late 1900's because of the risk of HIV and AIDS tainting the blood supply; it's being recalled now because we have more accurate technology with which to test blood for these diseases. So, can people stop running around being offended at everything, now?

@maura17 sorry i get offended at blatant discrimination, not

It's not discrimination; the law was established in 1983, at a time when they didn't have the technological capablities to test whether or not blood was HIV positive, so it wasn't logical to allow homosexual men to donate, because they are often carriers of HIV. It wasn't made to discriminate, it was meant to prevent blood recievers from possibly contracting HIV.

@PurpleKneeSox It's not discrimination; the law was established in 1983, at a time when they didn't have the technological...

okay, sorry for freaking out on you before, but still, its not only homosexuals that carry the virus and even if they had a logical reason, if you prohibit a group of people from doing something it is discrimination. this topic just makes me mad because at my school a couple of my friends werent allowed to give blood because they are gay, even though they arent sexually active, so they arent even at risk for hiv or any other std

@maura17 okay, sorry for freaking out on you before, but still, its not only homosexuals that carry the virus and even if...

" if you prohibit a group of people from doing something it is discrimination"

Technically, yes it is; but it's no different than the way the group of people in the U.S under 18 can't vote. It's for the better good of everyone.
Sure, it's not only homosexuals that carry the virus, but that's the largest group that does. It's not like we can prevent everyone from donating.

@PurpleKneeSox " if you prohibit a group of people from doing something it is discrimination" Technically, yes it is; but it's no...

i know, and i understand what your saying, but they should make it based on if you have the risk of carrying the virus, like if you or your partner has had multiple partners in the past because they are more likely to be carrying an std than a gay man that has had only one partner

@maura17 i know, and i understand what your saying, but they should make it based on if you have the risk of carrying the...

Yes, I agree. But my point is: the law was established in 1983. That (what you just said) is the reason they are revisiting the law; because we are now able to test blood for HIV, regardless of the donater's sexuality.

Is it because theyre all good looking?? :P

and hmm i didn't know it was a rumour! oh well, you learn something new everyday :)

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The reasoning is because you can easily get AIDS from doing anal which is one of the ways that gay men have sex. Which is probably why they wouldn't want to take blood from gay men.

@breeze The reasoning is because you can easily get AIDS from doing anal which is one of the ways that gay men have sex...

you easily get aids from regular sex too and again, they test for aids when they get the blood

@maura17 you easily get aids from regular sex too and again, they test for aids when they get the blood

I never said that you couldn't? You're a lot more likely to get it from anal sex though.

@breeze I never said that you couldn't? You're a lot more likely to get it from anal sex though.

im pretty sure anytime there is an exchange of bodily fluids there is the same chance of contracting an std, if im wrong than i am sorry, but i just dont think sexual orientation should be basis for discrimination on anything

@maura17 im pretty sure anytime there is an exchange of bodily fluids there is the same chance of contracting an std, if im...

Its because of the anal tissues being a lot thinner which increases the risk of contracting an std. Lol no need to say sorry, I don't think it should be basis for discrimination either, I was just trying to clear up some confusion :)

@breeze Its because of the anal tissues being a lot thinner which increases the risk of contracting an std. Lol no need to...

haha okay that makes sense, but still since they check the blood for stds (i know ive already said that twice, sorry) it really doesnt matter who your sexual partners are

where the hell is this taking place? -.-

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many people actually don't know that there is less than 1% chance of contracting the AIDS virus from vaginal intercourse even without a condom. although k don't know the stats for anal, it is an increased percentage and this ban was actually put in place a while ago when people were uneducated, but nowadays it isn't about sexual orientation, bjt the test for aids isn't always 100% so they are just taking precaution, although i am not against gays in any way.

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@many people actually don't know that there is less than 1% chance of contracting the AIDS virus from vaginal...

it may not be 100%, but im pretty sure its like 99.99999995% or something like that

Well if you're dying, you are going to care if there's AIDS in the blood that they are transfusing to you. Yes, they can test for it before they donate, but its much more likely that a gay person receives AIDS, and then pass is on. Get your facts straight before you post something stupid.

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@Well if you're dying, you are going to care if there's AIDS in the blood that they are transfusing to you. Yes...

that guy said he didnt want gay blood because it turned you gay, it had nothing to do with AIDS so i dont know what your talking about.....

I'm not sure why everyone is freaking out, I know quite a few gay individuals and all of them have given blood. Multiple times actually. oh and @Alwayslove, I'm a Christian and I'm NOT intolerant. And I'm not sure what Bible you read but I've never read anything about killing sinners. I'd be dead if that were true. Please don't sterotype people like that, it only makes you seem ignorant.

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I don't want gay bloods donated because it turns people gay.

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@I don't want gay bloods donated because it turns people gay.

well ill be sure to have the doctors let you die then when there isnt enough "straight" blood left

i know where you're coming from, but gay men are way more likely to get aids and they don't want blood with aids in it.

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@i know where you're coming from, but gay men are way more likely to get aids and they don't want blood with aids in it.

they do test the blood for aids you know, and im pretty sure if your dying you dont care who the blood is coming from

@i know where you're coming from, but gay men are way more likely to get aids and they don't want blood with aids in it.

actually, the fact that gay men are more likely to get aids is a stereotype and it was proven a myth, even though they thought it was caused because of them, doesnt mean they are more likely to get it.

Anonymous +6Reply
@i know where you're coming from, but gay men are way more likely to get aids and they don't want blood with aids in it.

and by the logic that gay men are more likely to get aids that means that sleeping with men causes aids, and therefore straight women should not be allowed to give blood either

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