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Smoking Pot and Tying the Knot

David3036 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 5:31 AM
It has to do with two things: 1) the lack of agreed-upon definitions of who is to be counted as "homosexual." Sexual orientation is not either-or but is pretty much the way Kinsey depicted it on his six-point scale from totally homsexual to totally heterosexual. Most of us fall close to one end or the other, but lots of gays are married or have had opposite-sex relations. It's hard to know whom to count. 2) It's hard to do this kind of research in a homophobic society. You need honest answers and don't always get them. The CDC does keep statistics. But, while they say that 1.4 percent of men are openly gay, they use an estimate of 4 percent when talking about MSM (men who have sex with men). Many studies put the numbers much higher

Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.

Something similar is happening with marijuana, which became legal in Washington last week and in Colorado on Monday. With both pot and gay marriage, familiarity is breeding tolerance.

The cases before the Supreme Court deal with popular reactions against gay marriage: the Defense of Marriage Act...