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Old 08-05-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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Only 1.6% -- so why/how does this minuscule number have such a huge influence on how the rest of America thinks, lives and acts?


http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf

 
Old 08-05-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Some surveys have put it at 4% or so. However, regardless if its 1.6%, 4%, 5% or something else, it doesn't change the fact the equal rights are equal rights. Equality under the law is equality under the law. It isn't about how much of a % one group is or the other. Its about everyone should be equal under the law.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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I just don't think they are asking the right people. there were tons of gays in California. entire neighborhoods. and in Virginia there are tons of gays. and maybe I pay more attention because I am also black, but most of them are black. the black gay guys out here stay dressed like they are about to be on a reality show any minute now. it's not hard to miss them. anyways, not buying it.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 10:50 PM
 
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A small percentage should never have the means or ability to dictate to the rest of America. For some inexplicable reason this situation has gotten way out of hand and a long overdue correction is in order.
 
Old 08-05-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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Only 1.6% -- so why/how does this minuscule number have such a huge influence on how the rest of America thinks, lives and acts?
Because there is a much higher number of people hellbent on making sure the gays stay in their place and don't get ideas above their station. If they'd drop their obsession, gays could move on with their lives on par with everybody else and we'd be free to focus on more important stuff than who the neighbor likes to kiss.
 
Old 08-06-2014, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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A small percentage should never have the means or ability to dictate to the rest of America. For some inexplicable reason this situation has gotten way out of hand and a long overdue correction is in order.
So whats the magic number where a minority is allowed to have equal rights, and who sets that number?
 
Old 08-06-2014, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Some surveys have put it at 4% or so. However, regardless if its 1.6%, 4%, 5% or something else, it doesn't change the fact the equal rights are equal rights. Equality under the law is equality under the law. It isn't about how much of a % one group is or the other. Its about everyone should be equal under the law.
I myself would certainly trust a survey with a little anonymity over a study that was done via face to face as was the CDC study. Those in the closet are not counted. Am also wondering why the OP does not include bi sexuals in his post. Potentially they can demand the same rights and even at some point end up in a same sex relationship and marry.
At any rate the CDC finding that 2.3 identify as gay or bi-sexual is pretty much equal to the Jewish population in the country, and that is still "a lot" of people.
 
Old 08-06-2014, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Only 1.6% -- so why/how does this minuscule number have such a huge influence on how the rest of America thinks, lives and acts?


http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr077.pdf
Kind of makes one wonder why " the gay" bothers some people as much as it does.

Another person's sex life is none of my business and has no impact on what I think, how I live or behave.
 
Old 08-06-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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They have a right to exist like anyone else... it doesn't matter their number...
 
Old 08-06-2014, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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A small percentage should never have the means or ability to dictate to the rest of America. For some inexplicable reason this situation has gotten way out of hand and a long overdue correction is in order.
Those with physical disabilities represent a relatively small percentage of the US population.
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