Someone call the CDC, the EPA. Get the President on the horn.

You know how the government restricts freedoms in the name of public safety when it comes to such things as smoking cigarettes or eating trans fats. And they argue that it isn’t just protecting people from themselves it’s because unhealthy people cost taxpayers a lot of money with hospital stays and extended care so therefore it’s fiscally sound.

I wonder what they’ll do with this news.

CNN reports:

Gay men in California are nearly twice as likely to report a cancer diagnosis as straight men in the state, according to new research published online Monday in the medical journal Cancer.

Few cancer studies investigate how sexual orientation might affect cancer risk and survivorship, often because study participants are not asked about their sexual orientation. In Monday’s study, researchers used a large health survey conducted by the state of California – in which respondents were asked about their orientation – to examine the impact cancer may be having on gays and lesbians in the state.

The results show about 8% of gay men had experienced a cancer diagnosis, compared with only about 5% of straight men. Among straight women and lesbians, the cancer prevalence trends were more closely matched.

Researchers speculate the increased cancer prevalence among gay men is associated with HIV status.

These people need to be protected. FROM THEMSELVES!!!! But, of course, this politically incorrect truth won’t be cause for any government intervention other than perhaps some inexplicable push for more free condoms.

Fat smokers need to be punished. Gay people celebrated -even if it hurts them.

My point isn’t to absolutely say this study is right or to advocate government taxing gays extra (I’m not sure how that would work anyway) but I’m just pointing out that if you accept their premise that they’re attempting to dissuade people from being fat or smoking out of the goodness of their hearts or to protect taxpayers then why ignore gays who might be getting cancer at near double the rate of others.