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Хомосексуалност и „парада поноса“
Homosexuality And Pride Parade

Author(s): Mario Kalik
Subject(s): Gender Studies
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: ‘Gay Parade’; homosexuality; heterosexuality; Kant; morality; naturalness; normality; gay ideology; relativism; conservative right; homosexual rights.

Summary/Abstract: This text begins by spotting the dual character of the ‘Pride Parade’, i.e. its carnival and protest aspects. The carnival aspect of this event is not legitimate because it promotes homosexuality as a socially acceptable and a normal sexual orientation. From a modern perspective of Kant’s moral philosophy, homosexuality cannot be normal, and it therefore cannot be generally accepted as a social value, because it cannot be universalized in practice, i.e. it cannot be a general principle. A world in which homosexuality would have a universal value would be doomed. Therefore, homosexuality cannot be on an equal footing with heterosexuality, which is what gay ideology requires. Heterosexuality is and must remain the fundamental and dominant sexual orientation. It is the only natural and normal form of sexuality, while homosexuality deviates from this nature and normality, even if it is doubtless that it is not a mental disease. An extremist attack on the categories of norm and normality, launched by some proponents of gay ideology, is ridiculous, but is also extremely dangerous. However, regardless of the fact that in terms of principles and norms homosexuality is not legitimate, it can still be expressed as minority sexual orientation. That is why aggressive attacks of the conservative right on homosexuals are unacceptable and are just another extreme, as bad as the militant wing of gay ideology. Homosexuals must be guaranteed certain basic human and civil rights, starting with the right to enjoy their sexual relationships and not to be discriminated against in their professional and social rights, including the right to register their partnerships. Therefore, the protest aspect of the ‘Gay Parade’ is absolutely legitimate. However, these rights have to be followed by fulfilling duties in terms of moral and social duties of procreation and raising children. Even if they cannot directly contribute to this task, homosexuals can participate in and help to achieve this significant value and goal in many indirect ways.

  • Issue Year: 19/2011
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 69-97
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Serbian
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