Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Homosexuality should be legalized in Botswana, what's your take on this?


MEN HAVING SEX WITH MEN

Homosexuals in Botswana are denied their rights by both State-sanctioned (legal) and social discrimination. Many of the men who engage in homosexual sex lead a double life in which they date girls and even marry. Sex between men is a common reality in Botswana’s Prisons. As far back as 1996, a study on behavior and practices among male prison inmates reported that most inmates admitted homosexuality was practiced in Prisons although, not surprisingly, only a small percentage would admit they personally engaged in such liaisons. Yet, condoms are not, as a rule distributed to prison inmates, nor is rape in prisons regarded as a serious matter by the authorities. Legal and social discrimination against homosexuals and the denial that men have sex with men in Botswana stand in the way of achieving an AIDS-Free generation. Homosexual rape in prisons and the refusal of the Government to distribute condoms to prisoners does not help halt the spread of HIV and AIDS. Men who have sex with men have the same rights to education, counseling, treatment and care in relation to HIV and AIDS as heterosexual men. Neglecting their need for help will put many others with whom they have sexual interaction at risk of HIV infection and loss of livelihood. Botswana could start by decriminalising homosexuality and distributing condoms in prisons. Only then can discrimination against homosexuals be addressed with effect. 

 he article is about men having sex with men in prisons and that this kind of behavior of homosexuality can increase the risk of getting HIV and AIDS. Even though homosexuality is practiced in prisons they are not supplied with condoms to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS. These men are like every citizen in Botswana they have the rights to education, they should be given the proper education about HIV and AIDS. They should also be provided with proper counseling before HIV and AIDS testing, since they have rights when the inmates are diagnosed with HIV virus they should be taken care of by being provided with the right medication and treatment.

The very first point which is “homosexuals in Botswana are denied their rights by both State-sanctioned and social discrimination is true because in our Botswana society homosexuals are always seen as outcasts that they don’t belong to the society, but they should not be judged because it is their personal choice they should be treated equal as other citizens.There should be distribution of condoms in prisons” this should be done in order to decrease the spread of HIV and AIDS.

 “ Men who have sex with men have the same rights to education, counseling, treatment and care in relation to HIV and AIDS as heterosexual men” men in prisons are just human beings like other citizens in Botswana they should be treated equal, they should be provided with services other people are getting.

Sex between men and men is not good because it is against the will of God, according to God’s will there should be a relationship between a man and a woman and that they should marry, be fruitful and multiply.

 ‘Sex between men is a common reality in Botswana’s Prisons. As far back as 1996, a study on behavior and practices among male prison inmates reported that most inmates admitted homosexuality was practiced in Prisons’ –men should refrain in committing crime in order to avoid going to prisons so that homosexual rates may decline