Sexual ethics

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  • Sexual ethics
    • Church
      • Marriage
        • Marriage is one of the primary institutions in christianity
        • Traditionally marriage was sometimes for property, status, to produce an heir, establish treaties or for women to secure their futures
        • More modern notions are for love, companionship or friendship
      • Sex
      • Homosexuality
        • The Bible completely condemns all forms of homosexuality
          • Breaks the covenant relationship between God and his people
        • Marriage is the proper place for sexual relations
          • One of primary purposes of marriage is repoduction
    • Secular society
      • Ideas of thinkers such as Mill influenced perception
        • Mill's idea of liberty is based on a negative liberty stance which centres on little interference of the state
        • Position is more enlightened, less reliant on traditional rules
      • Wolfenden Report
        • States that prostitutes and homosexuals could do what they wished if it caused no harm to others
          • Mill's principle states its okay to do things if they cause no harm to others
        • Mill's principle states its okay to do things if they cause no harm to others
    • Kantian ethics
      • Marriage
        • Based on promise keeping and duties
        • Argues that sex either out of a sense of duty
      • Homosexuality
        • Sexual intercourse only takes place between husband and wife
        • For Kant, homosexuality falls into category of adultery

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