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There's no practical reason for homosexuality to be tolerated.
Eran wrote:I wouldn't abort. Homosexuality is sufficiently accepted in our society that a person's chances at success and happiness are not significantly reduced for being a homosexual.
I would allow it, because it should be the absolute right of the mother to decide whether to allow the fetus to continue to use her body.
Eran wrote:Why does one need a practical reason to tolerate something?
Isn't it the case that, at best, one needs a practical reason to not tolerate?
There is, actually, a practical reason to tolerate homosexuality, namely homosexuals. They are people who's lives become much better when their preferences are tolerated. What better practical reason is there to do anything beyond that of making people's lives better?
Collective consciousness does not exist. One person's life becoming better does not mean other people's lives become better.
Are you familiar with the utility monster argument?
Eran wrote:My actual view is that all non-aggressive behaviours ought to be tolerated. Homosexuality (in and by itself) is non-aggressive, and so should be tolerated.
I'm curious how pragmatists get around this, though. There's no practical reason for homosexuality to be tolerated.
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