Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Interesting Study on Homosexuality

An article today in USA Today documents a recent study showing that 1.7% of Americans are homosexual (far less than the 10% that has been popularized over the years). In many ways this study also suggests that the term "orientation" may be not an accurate title for much of the "homosexual community" since "the minority who may have experimented with gay relationships at some juncture in their lives, well over 80% explicitly renounced homosexual (or even bisexual) self-identification by age of 35. For the clear majority of males (as well as women) who report gay encounters, homosexual activity appears to represent a passing phase, or even a fleeting episode, rather than an unshakable, genetically pre-determined orientation."
The whole USA Today article is online here: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2011-05-23-Sex-survey-revelations-on-gay-identity_n.htm It will be interesting how legislatures looking for a Marriage Amendment will use these new findings.

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