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More Gays Are Raising Kids in Mississippi Than in California
SF Weekly ^ | Thu., May 23 2013 | Erin Sherbert

Posted on 05/24/2013 11:04:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway

If you were shocked to learn that Utah is gayer than us,then you will probably feel a little confused, anxious, let down, etc. to learn that the state of Mississippi has more same-sex couple raising kids than any other state in the nation. In other words, they are not fleeing to the states that allow same-sex marriage. Now might be a good time to remind readers that Mississippi was ranked one of the top 10 worst states to raise a kid period.

Now for your burning question: WTF?

A new study by the Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA, released this very insightful and somewhat curious infographic that shows states that have a constitutional amendment on same-sex marriage are the very locations where gays are opting to raise their kids.

See Also: Gay Couple So Convincing Even Fox News Thought Their Love Was Real

Researchers found that roughly 26 percent of same-sex couples in Mississippi are raising kids, compared to just 15 percent in California, both states that have a constitutional amendment on gay marriage.

And here's more proof that Utah is attracting more gays than San Francisco: Salt Lake City had the most same-sex couples raising kids than any other city in the nation. By the way, Utah also has a constitutional amendment on gay marriage.

But head over to states where gay marriage is legal and you will find fewer couples raising kids. In Maine, only 13 percent of same-sex couples are rearing children and about 16 percent in New York.

We called Equality California to see if folks over there could make sense of this. We'll update this post when we get some insight from them.

Until then, check out the full map showing where gays are having kids:


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: California; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; samesexcouples; samesexgraphic; samesexmarriage; samesexparents

1 posted on 05/24/2013 11:04:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I’d say it probably has to do with economics. It’s more expensive to raise children in CA regardless of the sexual orientation of the parents or guardians.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 11:08:49 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mississippi Mud?


3 posted on 05/24/2013 11:08:56 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: nickcarraway

One reason that comes to mind is that conservative states love and protect kids. Liberal states hate unborn kids, has fewer kids and the culture is hostile to kids.

I would think that same sex couples raising kids would rather live where their kids are able to be around other kids.

Just some thoughts.


4 posted on 05/24/2013 11:10:25 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: nickcarraway

How do the numbers compare for opposite sex couples raising children?


5 posted on 05/24/2013 11:11:08 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: nickcarraway

“Mississippi was ranked one of the top 10 worst states to raise a kid period. “

By the standards of liberal homosexuals because they are not taught to hate the country and to celebrate deviant homosexuals?


6 posted on 05/24/2013 11:11:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Also, less of a homo underground in Mississippi where they could roll around in the muck instead.
Why would any queer raise a family in California, when San Francisco is right there?

Then again, I disagree with them raising “families” at all. Biological dead end.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 11:12:41 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe gays flee to straight states because they are terrified of getting AIDs, like the libs fleeing their cities hate the results of.....


8 posted on 05/24/2013 11:14:47 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: nickcarraway

This data seems suspect.

Same sex couples with adopted children are only around 20% of gay “families.” Which leaves a rather large question hanging in the air? Are the other 80% largely lesbian couples?

I don’t think this particular data in this article adds up. I’d suspect that the number is much, much lower than 25% even in MS or VA and that the data is so sparse that it really tells us nothing at all.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 11:16:44 AM PDT by the808bass
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10 posted on 05/24/2013 11:17:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: nickcarraway

Who the hell can afford to live, let alone raise a family, in California?


11 posted on 05/24/2013 11:20:09 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: nickcarraway
In other words, they are not fleeing to the states that allow same-sex marriage.

They have to establish residency and legal precedence. It is about agenda, not "stable relationships" and "recognized marriage where society is more evolved".

12 posted on 05/24/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: nickcarraway

“...check out the full map showing where gays are having kids...”

Homosexuals do not “have” children. They buy them but they do not procreate. It would be better for a child to be raised by an illiterate but traditional married couple in a poor farm shack than be “raised” by Elton John and his “partner”.

Stories such as this only report about legal child abuse.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 11:26:37 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Shocking or expected, it actually appears that the majority of kids in homosexual households are from previous relationships.

Is sexuality immutable? It would appear that this piece of data suggests “no.”


14 posted on 05/24/2013 11:30:23 AM PDT by the808bass
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To: nickcarraway

Even homosexuals need a JOB to live. Those are hard to come by in California these days, but plentiful in red states.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by montag813 (Nothing)
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To: nickcarraway

As the map indicates it is metro areas. South Memphis and Jackson do not reflect the true make-up of Mississippi demographics on this issue. Again skew the data to make your argument.


16 posted on 05/24/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

But they are part of Mississippi, right? Wouldn’t taking them out present a false picture?


17 posted on 05/24/2013 11:39:52 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hyman Roth

It does seem odd that you don’t see homosexual families being raised in :”gay meccas” such as The Castro, doesn’t it??

Could it be that homosexuals raising children don’t want those kids surrounded by what goes on in places such as The Castro??? Just wondering..............


18 posted on 05/24/2013 11:41:22 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Resolute Conservative

So. Whats the point? Pass legislation banning gay marriage and gays will have more kids.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 11:42:21 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: nickcarraway

Probably because most pro homo folks aren’t raising kids.


20 posted on 05/24/2013 11:46:34 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: nickcarraway

Where do they possibly get statistics on this?

How does one define, and count, a “gay couple” for statistical purposes? Who proves a “couple” is really a “couple” - particularly in states like Utah where so-called gay marriage is not allowed (and one could not use marriage records)?

I knew a few gay men (and two with children from hetero-marriages) and they change their partners faster than than they change their clothes. Lesbians seem more stable, but regardless, such statistics seem open to a lot of falsification.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 11:47:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Monterrosa-24
I don't know the numbers, but lots of kids of lesbian "couples" were actually procreated by one of them the normal way, with a male, in a previous relationship, either in or out of wedlock.

The LGBT ideology, however, says that while people going from a normal marriage to a gay liaison is perfectly understandable, and shows wonderful psychosexual maturity and, of course, courage, going in the other direction is impossible! Impossible!

lkjhg

22 posted on 05/24/2013 11:59:00 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (asdfgh)
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To: the808bass

There is strong anecdotal evidence, that many lesbian mothers had their children the old fashioned way, before they realized they were lesbian. Some even were married to men before they became enlightened about their “sexual orientation.”

The liberal explanation for such cases, is that society compelled them to conform to “heteronormative” standards, and that’s why some lesbians were apparently heterosexual before they became enlightened.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 12:02:42 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway

Mississippi??

lol...

The more leftist and homos and and weirdo’s who bail out of CA, the better.

Utah is attracting more gays than San Francisco??
Yuk yuk...


24 posted on 05/24/2013 12:05:22 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: nickcarraway

It is like asking what Texans think and only polling in Austin. You will get a lib outcome.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 12:09:11 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: WKB; Black Agnes; wardaddy; nickcarraway

What?


26 posted on 05/24/2013 12:11:09 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Based on the couple of gays I know this is probably lesbians who ‘discovered’ their lesbianism post childbearing and kept the kids.


27 posted on 05/24/2013 12:13:07 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: nickcarraway
...so if there are fifty same-sex couples in Mississippi, and thirteen of them are raising children; then 26% of same-sex couples in Mississippi are raising children???

ROTFLMAO! Whatever.

28 posted on 05/24/2013 12:15:10 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Black Agnes

UGH.


29 posted on 05/24/2013 12:37:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nickcarraway

More Gays Homosexual Sex Practitioners Are Raising Mentally Abusing Kids in Mississippi Than in California

There -let's be real here. This was just another propaganda piece.

30 posted on 05/24/2013 1:28:02 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: the808bass

The graphs don’t depict numbers, but they depict percentages.

If there are only 40 homosexual couples in Mississippi, then 10 of them have children.

There might be 10,000 homosexual couples in California, with 20%, 2000 having children.

Really can’t imply much from the stats on exact numbers.


31 posted on 05/24/2013 1:34:57 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nickcarraway; WXRGina; duffee; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ..

BS Mississippi ping


32 posted on 05/24/2013 1:56:48 PM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

Right.
B.S.


33 posted on 05/24/2013 1:59:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cvengr

It doesn’t appear to me that the Census Bureau actually tracks this sort of information.

My guess as to what’s going on: Mississippi has a larger percentage of single-parent families, and this outfit “estimated” how many were gay.

2011 ACS:
CA
MHH: 748432 56.5% with children under 18
FHH: 1710901 64% with children under 18
NHH: 3950225 0.8% with children under 18
0.7% overall with same sex unmarried partner.

MHH: 50001 54.6% with children under 18
FHH: 203448 68% with children under 18
NHH: 340033 0.9% with children under 18
0.3% overall with same sex unmarried partner

But no, they do not break out the 0.7%/0.3% across categories so there is no way to know, by census data alone, how many gays have children.

MHH = male head of household, FHH = female head of household, NHH = nonfamily household.


34 posted on 05/24/2013 2:26:24 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: sickoflibs

Whether you say this in jest or not, I suspect there’s an element of truth to this.

I have a cousin who lives outside of Hattiesburg with his partner, and they both say that they hate being associated with other homosexuals. They hate the parades, the flaunting, the sleaze, the politics.. they see this filth on TV, the effeminate, attention-craving antics - and actually call it all “faggy” and embarrassing.

(Kinda shocked me the first time I heard them use that word.)

After being together for a few years, they bought a place in the country and have been out there now for 15 years, one an engineer (formerly air force) and one a construction manager. While I usually hate what the homos are doing to our society (it’s friggin’ everywhere. Sickening), I can actually respect them on some level for conducting their lives in this manner. If they can’t go straight, at least they’re willing to be quiet about it.


35 posted on 05/24/2013 6:21:04 PM PDT by MarkRegal05
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To: Mrs. Don-o

“....shows wonderful psychosexual maturity and, of course, courage, going in the other direction is impossible! Impossible!”

Well put!

PS We tend to produce under-sized tomatos as well. We’re all thumbs instead of green thumbs.


36 posted on 05/24/2013 9:09:48 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24
Homosexuals do not “have” children. They buy them but they do not procreate.

You don't need to be straight to have a kid. You only need ovaries. Lesbians are perfectly capable of bearing children.

37 posted on 05/24/2013 9:17:39 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

So you’re saying a lesbian couple can have children with no outside help?


38 posted on 05/24/2013 9:42:20 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: nickcarraway; Black Agnes

The answer is obvious to all but SF pinheads

MS attracts more traditional folks

Even as homosexuals...

Not the Castro street variety so much

They even have homosexual oriented deer and duck camps

ISYN


39 posted on 05/24/2013 10:02:22 PM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: WKB

BS BUMP!


40 posted on 05/24/2013 11:57:35 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Chickens...comin' home...to roost! O/T "Horrible customer service" ???)
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To: Drew68

We are all born heterosexual. Male and female parts fit perfectly. Only a twisted mind would think otherwise.


41 posted on 05/25/2013 1:47:04 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: MarkRegal05
While I usually hate what the homos are doing to our society (it’s friggin’ everywhere. Sickening), I can actually respect them on some level for conducting their lives in this manner. If they can’t go straight, at least they’re willing to be quiet about it.

I grew up in H'burg. I didn't know of any homosexuals when I was growing up there from the late 50's to the mid 70s, when I married and moved away. I may have know someone who was homosexual, but they certainly didn't advertise it. I even attended college there, and don't remember knowing any homosexuals while there, again, because they didn't advertise it.

I'm guessing MOST homosexuals would rather live their lives without the drama, if at all possible, even in this time of seeing homosexuality everywhere!

42 posted on 05/26/2013 6:45:39 PM PDT by SuziQ
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