Mudcat Café message #3417582 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #147102   Message #3417582
Posted By: GUEST,TIA
10-Oct-12 - 12:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Let's just concede the meaningless statistical arguments.

If the CDC and the like are Ake's trusted source, then let's quote them:

"Homophobia, stigma, and discrimination put MSM at risk for multiple physical and mental health problems and affect whether MSM seek and are able to obtain high-quality health services. Negative attitudes about homosexuality can lead to rejection by friends and family, discriminatory acts, and bullying and violence. These dynamics make it difficult for some MSM to be open about same-sex behaviors with others, which can increase stress, limit social support, and negatively affect health."

So, if our *real* concern is health, perhaps we should drop the homophobia, stigmatization and discrimination, yes?