Liberal currents also exist within most religions, and modern lesbian and gay scholars of religion sometimes point to a place for homosexuality among historical traditions and scripturesand emphasise religious teachings of compassion and love. Canary Islands Autonomous community of Spain. Retrieved July 21, The figure is down from 75 nations since May Democrats believe an AIDS-free generation is within our grasp.
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This section presents over time data which shows religions groups more general opinions on same-sex relationships and equality. Additionally, Reagan has been criticized by some LGBT groups for allegedly ignoring by failing to adequately address or fund the growing AIDS epidemiceven as it took thousands of lives in the s. Constitutional ban on free unions since ;  Family life agreement pending . Retrieved 15 February InCongress established penalties in the District of Columbia for a number of crimes, but not for sodomy. Retrieved 6 December
In the last year, Austria, Finland and part of Australia have passed such laws. Inhe voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation. Notably, 25 countries, all of which being developed democracies or developing democracies, recognized same-sex marriage as of Tolerant attitudes toward homosexuality and bisexuality have been increasing with time. Similar laws are also in place in 18 other countries, according to the ILGA report.