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The so called scientists who did this survey or research have missed the whole point. Gay people do not stay monogamous in their relationships period and the ones who claim to do publicly we know have 3 way orgies and sex with multiple partners all through their gay time’s together (which in general does not last very long as we know violence in gay relationships are off the charts)and see nothing wrong with this kind of lifestyle. It is a fact that marriages where couples stay together do so because of fidelity, faithfulness and a different kind of love based not on self but on selfless service through love to and within all the family, this grows with time and produces strong bonds and relationships which is why married people are happier than Childless gays, Heterosexual marriage is the opposite of what gay culture which is all about, selfish sex for sex’s sake. Good health is based on personal happiness, Gay people are not particularly happy folks even the celebrated ones, same sex marriage wont change gay culture which is in its core the opposite to what marriage is all about.
Married straight couples are ‘healthier than gay couples’: Scientists back calls for same-sex marriage
- Researchers believe allowing gay couples to marry could improve their health
- Gay men in relationships are 61 per cent more likely to have poor or fair health than married men
- Gay cohabiting women are 46 per cent more likely to have poor health or fair than married women
Married heterosexual couples are healthier than people in same-sex relationships, researchers have claimed.
The scientists, from Michigan State University, believe that this could be down to a number of factors, including a lack of resources, such as partner health insurance, that come with marriage.
Therefore, the team say that allowing gay couples to marry could improve their health.
Dr Hui Liu wrote in the Journal of Health and Social Behaviour that previous research has already shown that married people are healthier than unmarried ones.
He said: ‘Although our study did not specifically test the health consequences of legalising same-sex marriage, it’s very plausible that legalisation of gay marriage would reduce health disparities between same-sex cohabiters and married heterosexuals.’
The researchers studied the self-rated health of 1,659 same-sex men living together and 1,634 same-sex cohabiting women with that of their different-sex married, different-sex cohabiting, single, divorced and widowed counterparts.
Dr Liu said discrimination could play a part, explaining: ‘Research consistently suggests that “out” sexual minorities experience heightened levels of stress and higher levels of discrimination, and these experiences may adversely affect the health of this population.
‘It may also be that same-sex cohabitation does not provide the same psychosocial, socioeconomic, and institutional resources that come with legal marriage, factors that are theorised to be responsible for many of the health benefits of marriage.
‘Legalising same-sex marriage could also provide other advantages often associated with heterosexual marriage, such as partner health insurance benefits and the ability to file joint tax returns, that may directly and indirectly influence the health of individuals in same-sex unions.’
This is not the first time that it has been suggested that marriage is good for your health.
Earlier this month a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggested that being married cuts your risk of having a heart attack and makes you more likely to survive cardiac arrest if it does happen.
The study also revealed that single and divorced people have the highest risk of fatal attacks at any age, with a greater chance of dying before getting to hospital.
The study showed that there were 58-66 per cent more cardiac events, including heart attacks, among unmarried men and 60-65 per cent more among unmarried women.
Another survey published this year showed that married people are more likely to survive middle age.
Researchers at the Duke University Medical Centre, in North Carolina, found that people who never married were almost three times as likely to die early than those who had been in a stable marriage throughout their adult life.
Yet Another Study Confirms Gay Life Expectancy 20 Years Shorter –
WASHINGTON, DC, June 6, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new study which analyzed tens of thousands of gay obituaries and compared them with AIDS deaths data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), has shown that the life expectancy for homosexuals is about twenty years shorter than that of the general public. The study, entitled “Gay obituaries closely track officially reported deaths from AIDS”, has been published in Psychological Reports (2005;96:693-697).
In an interview with lifesitenews.com, Dr. Paul Cameron, the President of the Family Research Institute and the scientist who headed the study, indicated that he was not at all surprised by the findings. Rather he said that it only served as further confirmation for what had long been known and other studies have already shown.
One such study was conducted in Vancouver British Columbia and published in 1997 in the International Journal of Epidemiology (Vol. 26, 657-61: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/26/3/657). It almost exactly mirrors the findings of Cameron’s research.