April 28, 2005

Monogamy for the Masses

from - smijer

Over at Red State, they are playing down the worthiness of encouraging condom use in the third world as an effective control on the spread of AIDS. Now, I disagree with this angle, having seen statistics that show condom programs really do decrease HIV transmission. But I heartily agree with the larger point that they are making: that committed monogamous relationships are the best answer.

It occurs to me that, in the United States, the population that has the highest (but falling, due to education and awareness programs!) rates of AIDS do not have access to the single most widespread and respected institution meant to encourage committed monogamous relationships: marriage. I asked myself, if the conservatives at Red State are serious about encouraging monogamy to stop the spread of AIDS - if they are serious about seeing the rate of AIDS decrease... how could they be unwilling to open the doors of this institution to create a cultural environment that embraces monogamy for all? I even left a comment to that effect... but I haven't heard back from anyone yet... I'll let you know when the seed I planted turns into a pro-marriage movement in the land of partisan Republicans.

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Posted by smijer at April 28, 2005 07:53 AM
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I'll let you know when the seed I planted turns into a pro-marriage movement in the land of partisan Republicans.

Send me a postcard. I'll be ice skating in hell when that happens.

univar.jpg Posted by Buck on April 28, 2005 08:42 AM
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