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Old 09-23-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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The paper conceded it had deficient information on gay fathers. Mostly what it shows is that kids raised in same-sex homes are not more likely to be abused, ostracized, become criminals, or turn out gay. They are no more likely to be a danger to themselves or others. This is largely the kind of thing psychology is concerned with, being functional and non-harmful. (Which is good, I really wouldn't want them judging every minute aspect of life)

Still I don't think these are the standards everyone must view everything. Also I think these studies don't necessarily give us a sense that same-sex parents are equal when all other factors are equal. As it stands now I think gays who gain custody or adopt kids would be much more highly motivated people who want to be good parents. Heterosexual couples can just "end up with kids" much more easily whether they're parental types or not.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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I read some time ago, the number one cause for the spread of AIDS was through anal sex. A communical disease hurts all of society.

One of the biggest proponents of health care change is the gay community pushing for getting rid of pre existing conditions.

How do think having AIDs coverage will effect insurance companies?

If this group of people are covered all our insurance rates wil go up. Is the gay community willing to change thier lifestyle?
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: nc
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condoms and regular screenings are essential for any sexually active unmarried couple, yes, if it was easier for the homosexual community to have access to std screening I would say many would be willing to change and get tested more, same with all other young men and women
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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I read some time ago, the number one cause for the spread of AIDS was through anal sex. A communical disease hurts all of society.

One of the biggest proponents of health care change is the gay community pushing for getting rid of pre existing conditions.

How do think having AIDs coverage will effect insurance companies?

If this group of people are covered all our insurance rates wil go up. Is the gay community willing to change thier lifestyle?
Well, it certainly wasn't a valid source you read.

HIV/AIDs is a blood pathogen, it can be spread through ANY bodily fluid contact and/or through the mucus membranes.

It isn't spread just through anal sex, hetero or homosexual, and it certainly doesn't spontaniously burst into being through anal sex either.

Do yourself, and your family, a favor and educate yourself properly on the matter.

And considering that gays make up a vast MINORITY of global AIDs cases, I suggest you do some research on your insurance comments as well.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:46 PM
 
Location: nc
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we are speaking of America's health-care and gay men especially are extremely cautious of this, well at least the gays I've met, it is a major concern in their community. I think that if we had universal health care it would promote regular screening more. Everyone is horrified of AIDS, but let's not forget all the other STDs as well that people can potentially die from too. I think it's 1 in 4 or something people have an STD, saw that on a herpes drug commercial. ONE IN FOUR!?!?! That is absolutely terrifying. Definitely need more screening and condoms, unless of coarse you have a solution that will stop ALL unmarried couples from having sex and don't say religion because it isn't working now and it never has. Condoms aren't going to help the AIDS crisis in Africa, gimmie a break. Do you know HOW many people could have been saved from this disease if the Church would just say wrap it up? Oh no, they say it's not going to help. Well as far as I'm concerned with a position such as theirs and making a statement like that, they assisted in killing them. Back to homosexuality though, yes screening and campaigns for screening after health care is implemented I believe will reduce America's medical expenses.
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