Bertrand Russell: Homosexuality between men

 

Bertrand Russell: Homosexuality between men

Bertrand Russell

“Homosexuality between men, though not between women, is illegal in England, and it would be very difficult to present any argument for change of the law in this respect which would not itself be illegal on the ground of obscenity. And yet every person who has taken the trouble to study the subject knows that this law is the effect of a barbarous and ignorant superstition, in favour of which no rational argument of any sort or kind can be advanced.”

~Bertrand Russell Marriage and Morals (1929), Ch. 8: The Taboo on Sex Knowledge

Russell was an active supporter of the…
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