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Regulating sexual behaviour and attitudes by use of  the criminal law

Regulating sexual behaviour and attitudes by use of the criminal law

The WAS statement emphasizes that individuals should be free to develop their own sexual preferences, and – as far as no harm is caused to others – have the possibility to choose sexual behavior and attitudes based on personal moral standards. New laws in the Nordic countries prohibiting customers to buy sex however, support that legislation should be a tool to influence on peoples’ moral attitudes and thinking. Consequences might be that moral aspects of sexual matters in some cases will be due to criminal investigation. On this background I’ll use the WAS statement to argue that the sexual rights must be granted for all people, and that the mixing together of law and moral raises serious ethical dilemmas. On the other hand local variations due to culture and religion must be tolerated on an individual.

Conference: Demo