New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor David Paterson are requesting permission from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add sugary drinks to the list of goods banned by the food stamps program in an effort to lower health costs for the poor related to obesity (“N.Y. Seeks to Ban Sugary Drinks from Food Stamps Buys”).
Gay men have shorter life expectancies than straight men, in part due to the increased likelihood of contracting aids. Aids is an expensive disease to treat. Would the Mayor and Governor suggest that the government ban sex between poor gay men?