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Homosexual couples less healthy than married heterosexuals, study finds
LifeSiteNews ^ | Thu Feb 28, 2013 20:51 EST | Johanna Dasteel

Posted on 02/28/2013 7:18:43 PM PST by annalex

LANSING, MI, February 28, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study has found that gay and lesbian couples are less likely to be healthy than heterosexual couples, a finding that confirms traditional claims that homosexuality is an unhealthy lifestyle.

This study, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, found the starkest of contrasts when it narrowed its focus to homosexual couples living together as contrasted with married heterosexual couples.

It found that same-sex cohabiting men were 61 percent more likely to report “poor or fair health” than an equitable number of men reporting from heterosexual marriages. Same-sex cohabitating women were 46 percent more likely to report the same when compared to heterosexual married women.

Indeed, black women in a lesbian relationship were likely to report being less healthy than single, divorced, and widowed black women.

These results held after controlling the socioeconomic status of the 1,659 same-sex couples reporting.

The study confired the mounting evidence gathered through decades of studies that homosexuals are living an unhealthy and risky lifestyle.

The only epidemiological study ever done on the subject shows gay men die an average of 20 years younger than straight men – and that homosexual men have the same life expectancy all men had in 1871. The findings, published in Canada's International Journal of Epidemiology in 1997, were confirmed by a 2005 American study conducted by Dr. Paul Cameron.

Studies have consistently found that homosexuals have higher levels of depression,suicide, and alcohol or substance abuse than heterosexuals. They also tend to make less money than their heterosexual counterparts, which may account for some health care discrepancies.

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The professor who led the newest health-related research, Dr. Hui Liu of Michigan State University, chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

Liu told the press, “If marriage can promote health, it is reasonable for us to expect that if same-sex couples had the advantage of legalized marriage, their health may be boosted."

Liu proceeded to suggest that filing joint tax returns may also boost health of same-sex couples, should they be permitted to “marry.”

The study did not specifically address how these assertions were supported from the data.

In the end, Liu’s study reinforced, rather than challenged, previous studies that found that homosexual behavior is hazardous to one’s health.  


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1 posted on 02/28/2013 7:18:50 PM PST by annalex
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To: little jeremiah; narses; NYer; Salvation

Ping, please.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 7:19:42 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

well yeah, Sodomy will do bad things to you


3 posted on 02/28/2013 7:25:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Thanks annalex.
The professor who led the newest health-related research, Dr. Hui Liu of Michigan State University, chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

4 posted on 02/28/2013 7:25:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks annalex.
The professor who led the newest health-related research, Dr. Hui Liu of Michigan State University, chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

5 posted on 02/28/2013 7:26:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: annalex

That fact has been so noted not only in my lifetime but even in ancient times. Both Roman and Greeks warned of such homosexual weakness or disease.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 7:28:49 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: annalex

I was just going to ask... where is the report on the poor children who are forced to be motherless/fatherless because of homosexual marriage.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 7:30:51 PM PST by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: annalex
We are told by the media that same sex couples are committed in their relationships.

Our gut tells us that they have multiple partners and increased STDs.

Is it possible that the fags are having sex all over the place, with multiple partners, carrying all kind of diseases while at the same time they get their heads all screwed up. (link to suicide).

9 posted on 02/28/2013 7:33:24 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: annalex

Why is she assuming a marriage certificate will improve the health of two gay men? It seems to me the problem is that there are no complementary traits like those that exist in a male/female marriage - a reason that proves the natural law theories that have been believed forever.

Two males (especially 2 males - not 2 females) might naturally come to tensions because of a natural characteristic of wanting to be the alpha person in the duo. Heck - that happens in all the animal kingdom too. I guess that explains why in nearly every same-sex relationship, one assumes the male - dominant role and one assumes the female-submissive role. But that is not normal, no matter how it is characterized.

There is simply no logic in same sex pairings. It is not sensible biologically/physically, mentally and or spiritually.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 7:34:22 PM PST by Gumdrop
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To: Gumdrop
not 2 females

From what I hear the gay men are more likely to have 'open' relationships and the lesbian (not sure what variety) are the ones more likely to beat up or get beaten up by their partner when hit with stress. just what I have heard

12 posted on 02/28/2013 7:38:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: annalex

Dr. Liu is making it sound like they just survived a war zone.

If you are experiencing pathological problems because the freakin government won’t give you a piece of paper with specific words on it then you are MENTALLY ILL.

Homosexuals are MENTALLY ILL! There I said it! There is nothing even remotely normal or sane about that level of pure whininess.

“Oh nooos I can’t have a legal wedding I’m going to have a heart attack!”

Give me a break...

Mental illness doesn’t make one a bad person but those who choose to ignore and/or ‘normalize’ this sickness are absolutely awful people.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 7:45:50 PM PST by Wanderer99
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No doubt in my mind that heterosexual couples are more healthy that homosexuals!

And they’re prolife too!


15 posted on 02/28/2013 7:50:58 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GeronL

Yup, that’s why some in Congress want to expand its Violence against Women law to include gays/lesbians, who are doing most of the domestic battery. It’s a mental illness and to deny that is just cruel to the ones who really need some help. I pity the poor children subjected to it. The Ugly Truth has to be told, and then the support for gay marriage will go back to its proper state of disfavor.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 7:54:55 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: SunkenCiv
chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

Oh yeah. He got paid well.
(Beware of the prophet who profits.)

18 posted on 02/28/2013 7:57:09 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

Odds are that you and I paid for it.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 7:57:09 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Salvation
Contra Naturam!!!

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851): "The Destruction of Sodom", 1805




Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 02/28/2013 8:05:11 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: annalex

IF the left is concerned about our health they would push to regulate homosexuality as they do smoking and big gulps.

IF.


22 posted on 02/28/2013 8:12:43 PM PST by NoLibZone (We have the nation we deserve. I predict FR will hate GOP Candidate for 2016 , because of his shoes.)
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To: annalex
The professor who led the newest health-related research, Dr. Hui Liu of Michigan State University, chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

It doesn't matter what the law is, they will never be able to marry. Unless they choose to marry a person of the opposite sex, a right and ability everyone has.

When I was in graduate school, in the 90s, someone wrote a letter to the editor of the school newspaper arguing for the right to "marry" her lesbian girlfriend. Her argument was based on the fact that her family didn't consider her normal, and if she could "marry" her girlfriend, then her family would realize that she is just as normal as everyone else. The fact that she didn't mention love or a desire to spend her life with this other person was extremely telling.

True, one cannot judge anything from a single example. But I wonder how much of the push for gay "marriage" is really based on love and commitment?

23 posted on 02/28/2013 8:12:43 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: annalex

This article is racist.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 8:19:50 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Wanderer99
Homosexuals are MENTALLY ILL! There I said it! There is nothing even remotely normal or sane about that level of pure whininess.

Indeed. I wonder why it is politically incorrect to even try to research treatments for sexually based mental illnesses, but researchers are busy trying to find causes and treatments for almost any other mental illness.

Recent research has revealed that homosexuality (at least in men) may be due to epigenetic imprinting. That means that the genes are normal, but that they are modified in such a way that they are not used correctly. That suggests to me that there may be a way to modify those genes back to the normal state. That also suggests that homosexuality is caused by environmental factors; if those could be identified, a lot of mental illness could be averted.

25 posted on 02/28/2013 8:22:47 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: annalex

Minitrue will not be able to squash this story fast enough...


26 posted on 02/28/2013 8:23:53 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: SunkenCiv

These researchers do not have integrity nor do they have guts. These same minds recommend the forcing of vaccines to kids that may or may not cause a disease in the case of STD’s. But, at the same time they stop short to make the assertion that something needs to be done about this behavior to stop the spread of active disease. They close their eyes to the fact that 2% of the our population that is gay and bi male, represent almost 70% of all new cases of HIV and Syphilis. Both, communicable diseases. Why are so many, both straight and homosexual so afraid of searching for a true reason and thus, a solution to this behavior. Maybe what causes the behavior, is really what causes the inferior health. Even if, which is extremely doubtful, it is genetic, do we stop searching for a cure for cancer, just because some people feel that Cancer is genetic? When you figure that of all HIV cases reported yearly, 45 percent involve those 13 to 29 years of age, you cannot help that this is lifestyle is driven by “persuasionist propaganda” and exploitation. Too many have become one part of the cause of the behavior and its destructive path.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 8:31:45 PM PST by mazz44
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This story has relatively little to do with religion, and everything to do with science - the science of epidemiology. Anyone who had a medical education could have told you essentially what the findings of this study would be before the conclusions were published.

It's been obvious for years that male homosexuality is a significant risk factor for many serious illnesses and markedly reduces life expectancy. But it would be politically incorrect in many circles to say it.

Yet Big Brother, in Obamacare for instance, won't allow insurance companies to charge higher medical insurance rates to gay men because they are statistically much more of a risk in terms of expected loss for the insurer. (Contrast that with smoking, which increases the expected loss for the insurance carrier, but quantitatively less than male homosexuality.) When it comes to formulation of government policy, actuarial science is neglected in favor of pandering to the gay community. Nonetheless, the left will tell you that they think out public policy in accordance with scientific knowledge, while the "neanderthal" right rejects scientific thought.

28 posted on 02/28/2013 8:49:11 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: annalex
Gee, and I thought the gay lifestyle was ;'' Gay'' as in ,''happy'' fun''. Try as the Sodomites do there is no substitute for the law God laid down. Marriage is man and woman .
29 posted on 02/28/2013 8:50:46 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: annalex

well yea... everyone knows changing your tax filing status will radically improve your health

/omg-head-slapping-sarcasm

wth is wrong with these people? yes, the lifestyle isn’t healthy. you’ve just shown it. yet it must be the lack of marriage certificate

seriously... they’re just brain damaged


30 posted on 02/28/2013 9:04:02 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: annalex
Everything on TV is health, health, health. We have politicians using their power to limit salt intake, sugary drink sizes , tobacco use, carbon footprint, pushing flu shots that don't work, and the like.

Yet the culture is promoting active homosexuality, promiscuity, fornication, smoking weed, taking the pill and pumping women with hormones, abortion, piercings, tattoos, dangerous youtube stunts, etc...

The culture is skitsoid and of the devil.

31 posted on 02/28/2013 9:06:04 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama: Government by Freakout)
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To: exDemMom

I’d say none. It’s all based upon hatred of Christ and a desire to punish members of His church.

Truly self-confident folks who know what they’re doing is right don’t feel the need to legally punish those who disagree with them.


32 posted on 02/28/2013 9:34:13 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: justiceseeker93; annalex
They also tend to make less money than their heterosexual counterparts, which may account for some health care discrepancies.

This may be a little deceptive - it was my understanding that homosexuals / lesbians tend to have more disposable income that heterosexuals, presumably because they rarely raise children.

33 posted on 02/28/2013 9:43:55 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: annalex

I’ll be a-pinging tomorrow. Still sick. Probably flu, nothing else is this horrible.


34 posted on 02/28/2013 10:15:18 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SunkenCiv

Yep. Just chalk it up to those evil, white conservatives AGAIN. Notice how the left twists the ‘narrative’ to not only deflect attention from the evils of what they promote, but to blame others as well.


35 posted on 02/28/2013 10:40:15 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: SunkenCiv

considering the entire lifestyle is anti-monogamy, and hardly any that can get married, do, i’d say the conclusion is totally refuted.

they are sick people mentally and physically, and spiritually.

it would be like doctors saying smokers have shorter lives and are sicker because only society stigmatizes and has all these rules banning smoking.


36 posted on 02/28/2013 11:35:49 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: annalex

is dr. liu a lesbian, by any chance?


37 posted on 02/28/2013 11:38:02 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The professor who led the newest health-related research, Dr. Hui Liu of Michigan State University, chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

This woman is apparently not educated enough to know that correlation is not causation. Homosexual couples are not less healthy because they cannot marry. They are less healthy because their lifestyle is a less healthy way to live.

38 posted on 02/28/2013 11:45:44 PM PST by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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To: annalex

Homosexual couples less healthy than married heterosexuals, study finds


Yeah, God may not know what he is talking about on the homosexual issue but you can be sure that the scientists do.


39 posted on 03/01/2013 3:35:35 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: Salvation

Yep


40 posted on 03/01/2013 4:43:07 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: jmacusa
Gee, and I thought the gay lifestyle was ;'' Gay'' as in ,''happy'' fun''. Try as the Sodomites do there is no substitute for the law God laid down. Marriage is man and woman .

For some reason, this reminds me of the "Golden Gaytime" ice cream bars we encountered during our vacation in Fiji. I can't imagine why those ice cream bars aren't popular in the US.

41 posted on 03/01/2013 4:49:33 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: srmorton
This woman is apparently not educated enough to know that correlation is not causation. Homosexual couples are not less healthy because they cannot marry. They are less healthy because their lifestyle is a less healthy way to live.

In this study, there isn't even a correlation. The lead researcher catalogued some health problems with homosexuals, and proposed that the underlying reason is the lack of marriage--a hypothesis that isn't even suggested by the data.

Her "methodology" seems very similar to the "methodology" of "global warming." Real phenomena are documented, real problems are discussed, but then everything is dismissed with the statement "caused by global warming."

As a scientist, I find this "methodology" extremely annoying in any context. It's not science. It's an attempt to coat a political belief with a veneer of science to give it credibility.

42 posted on 03/01/2013 4:57:06 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: SunkenCiv
The professor who led the newest health-related research, Dr. Hui Liu of Michigan State University, chalked up the discrepancy to the fact that homosexuals cannot marry, as well as the burden of stress and discrimination.

This shows that professors tend to know which side the bread is buttered.

43 posted on 03/01/2013 5:16:37 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: ConorMacNessa

What a great painting. Thank you.


44 posted on 03/01/2013 5:19:23 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: exDemMom
I wonder how much of the push for gay "marriage" is really based on love and commitment?

Some probably is, but the silly thing is that normal marriage is weakest on love and commitment: consider the no-fault divorce laws making a joke of it.

45 posted on 03/01/2013 5:24:53 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: exDemMom
I wonder why it is politically incorrect to even try to research treatments for sexually based mental illnesses

California recently banned all gay straightening therapy. Surgical gender modification remains legal.

46 posted on 03/01/2013 5:27:31 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: justiceseeker93
This story has relatively little to do with religion

True, but outside of the circle of people aware of their religion I don't see anyone who cares. The only force today that stands in the way of the homosexual lobby is religion. The scientific community by and large goes into hiding to protect their tenures.

47 posted on 03/01/2013 5:34:22 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Slings and Arrows
have more disposable income

Both can be true: make less money (who would want to have a gay co-worker?) and have more disposable income due to the lack of children, as you noted. But when the researcher says that the lesser income may account for worse health care, that is possible since in our system health care is paid for by employers.

48 posted on 03/01/2013 5:38:51 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: little jeremiah

Get well soon.


49 posted on 03/01/2013 5:39:18 AM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: justiceseeker93

They’re not neanderthals. They’re fascists.


50 posted on 03/01/2013 6:41:04 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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