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Distorting Numbers on Gay Identity

JayWayne Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 1:22 PM
Your definition of equality is shockingly flawed. In order to try to help you understand, I will resort to the following imperfect but I hope illustrative metaphor. For your concept of marriage equality to apply, laws defining opposite sex marriage would have to stipulate that the two people involved not be in love. The institution of marriage, until about 100 years ago, was almost exclusively concerned with arranged marriages, and in most cultures included customs regarding dowries, exchange of property, etc, etc. Only recently has marriage evolved to be between consenting adults in some places. The 'adults' part isn't required everywhere, even now. And again, the size of a minority should not bear on providing equality for all.

A misleading new state-by-state study claims that nearly 4 percent of American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender with Washington, DC boasting the top LGBT population of nearly 10 percent.

These figures seem to contradict a 2011 study from the same experts at UCLA’s Williams Institute that showed only 1.7% saying they were gay or lesbian. Where’s the discrepancy?

The new numbers include bisexuals, who actually outnumber lesbians and gays. This is politically inconvenient for the gay rights argument because bisexuals by definition feel attraction to both genders, and so exercise some element of choice in how they express...