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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    At a guess, 2 to 5 percent. I'd say it's higher here, but Minneapolis is the named gay friendliest city in the country and people have known that for decades. Minneapolis is where the gays who are too introverted for San Fran go. So there is probably a much higher percentage here than average.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    I never said that Kinsey's research was definitive, nor do I believe it is. It just happens to contain models that have served as the basis for dozens of other research efforts since then. Also, I place no stock in any one person's "own personal experiences." Science requires a lot more than just one data point.
    Using models that are flawed and biased leads to bad conclusions. Such as that the majority of people are attracted to both sexes and are just repressing those feelings.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    Using models that are flawed and biased leads to bad conclusions. Such as that the majority of people are attracted to both sexes and are just repressing those feelings.
    Good science revises and improves its models continually.

    You want to reject a very large body of research without even reading any of it, and based on only one idea. Not very scientific at all.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    I picked 4-6% even though I know most sources put the percentage lower.

    I think society is still homophobic enough to discourage complete honesty in many.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    privilege to marry...

    we need to stop calling privileges under the Constitution....rights.
    Ok, but then what do you call all the things that are allowed subsequent to state's recognition of marriage, such as inheritance, visitation privileges, etc.? Rights? That is why I referred to marriage as a right.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by 29A View Post
    Ok, but then what do you call all the things that are allowed subsequent to state's recognition of marriage, such as inheritance, visitation privileges, etc.? Rights? That is why I referred to marriage as a right.
    Interestingly, several states have dealt with this question by passing legislation that explicitly confers rights like the ones you mentioned on "domestic partners."
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    privilege to marry...

    we need to stop calling privileges under the Constitution....rights.
    The Constitution itself doesn't privilege marriage. Historically, marriage was a private contract between families. Seems it wasn't until states began issuing licenses that it ceased to be a right and became a privilege.

    Could you also clarify your distinction between rights and privileges?

    Why wouldn't marriage be considered to be included among the right to pursue happiness?

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Interestingly, several states have dealt with this question by passing legislation that explicitly confers rights like the ones you mentioned on "domestic partners."
    Right, but the law moved too slowly and involved too few states. Homosexuals realized the quicker and easier way to receive those rights was to call their unions marriage.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by 29A View Post
    Ok, but then what do you call all the things that are allowed subsequent to state's recognition of marriage, such as inheritance, visitation privileges, etc.? Rights? That is why I referred to marriage as a right.
    Marriage itself is a right. That does not mean that everything included in government marriage is a right.

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