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Whoa.. doesn't that mean like 1 in 10 guys and 1 in 5 parents is discriminated?
In his 1948 book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Alfred Kinsey shocked the world by announcing that 10% of the male population is gay. A 1993 Janus Report estimated that nine percent of men and five percent of women had more than "occasional" homosexual relationships. The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau found that homosexual couples constitute less than 1% of American households. The Family Research Report says "around 2-3% of men, and 2% of women, are homosexual or bisexual." The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force estimates three to eight percent of both sexes.
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*Results based on telephone interviews with 489 (for those estimating percentages of lesbian women) and 518 (for those estimating percentages of gay men) conducted May 6-9, 2002. For results based on the total sample, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±5%.
Host Michel Martin and Judy Bradford of the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health discuss the Institute Of Medicine's report findings, as well as the LGBT community's most prevalent health issues. Demographer Gary Gates also joins the conversation. He is debunking famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey's claim that 10% of males in the U.S. are gay. He talks about this percentage, the real number of America's LGBT people, and challenges to gathering accurate data.
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MARTIN: So, Professor Gates, let's start with you and that 10 percent figure. You argued that that percentage was adopted for political reasons, that Kinsey never claimed to have the means to make this scientific estimate. So tell me a little bit, if you would, about why you think that figure was politically attractive.
GATES: Well, I'll start by saying that I'm not the only one who believes this. Also, the Kinsey Institute has - which is the legacy of Kinsey - has stated very clearly that their view is that this was a kind of a political decision of gay activists in the '70s. They needed at that time to convince people that the gay people actually existed and in fact that they were kind of everywhere. And they took that rather obscure passage from a Kinsey book, which was never intended to be an estimate of the number of gay people in the United States and kind of adopted it for political purposes. It was sort of large enough that it made a difference, but not so large that it overly threatened people.
reply to post by darkbake
OKAY, you gave us the WIKI, Where is the link to where I can DO SOMETHING ABOUT it ...your links are HOT AIR......I need a CONTACT PLEASE!
reply to post by waltwillis
So you are okay with a Gay Doctor not treating your sick family member because they are "Heterosexual'? if your Child was deathly ill, you are okay with a Gay Doctor not providing maybe life saving treatment?
or a "X" Religion doctor not giving you treatment because you are a different Religion?
You can't have it for only one group of people, if you do it for Heterosexuals and Christian/Catholics, you have to do it for everyone
There is absolutely no excuse to promote human rights violations just because you happen to be a Tea Party member or Libertarian or Conservative. No excuse. I am trying to explain how dangerous this vein of thought is, and also how terrifying it is that our nation is heading down this road. In the end, it is policies like this that are going to stain and tarnish the reputations of the Tea Party, Libertarians and Conservatives as well.
Just because they don't like it or it goes against their religious beliefs, providing a service to gays or single mothers does not prohibit thefree exercise of their religion.
Your post can be summed up like this: Segregation is ok as long as it is for religious beliefs.
Unfortunately for you, segregation was ruled unconstitutional back in the 60's.
Although slavery had been abolished and the Reconstruction of the South was well under way, many whites at the time believed that blacks were inferior and sought to support the belief through religious and scientific rationalizations. The U.S. Supreme Court was inclined to agree with the white-supremacist judgment and in 1883 began striking down the foundation of the Reconstruction, declaring the Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional.