Study: Bans on equal marriage lead to rise in HIV infections
According to the findings by Mialon and Francis, "a rise in tolerance from the 1970s to the 1990s reduced HIV cases by one per 100,000 people, and that laws against same-sex marriage boosted cases by 4 per 100,000."
"Intolerance is deadly," Mialon said. "Bans on gay marriage codify intolerance, causing more gay people to shift to underground sexual behaviors that carry more risk."...
Southern Voice • Jun 6, 2009