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  1. #1 Gays about 3% of the population in California according to UCLA study; 1% in nation 
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    THERE ARE
    861,000 LESBIAN, GAY, AND
    BISEXUAL ADULTS LIVING IN CALIFORNIA.
    Link to UCLA study:

    http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.ed...t-Oct-2008.pdf

    109,000 SAME SEX COUPLES
    LIVE IN THE STATE.

    There are an estimated 861,000 lesbian, gay, and
    bisexual men and women in California, comprising
    3.2% of the adult population.
    Other interesting stats at the link.

    Across the country, the numbers are a lot less--A little over 1%:

    Column: Does it matter if only 1.4% of people are gay?

    The nation's increasingly visible and influential gay community embraces the notion of sexual orientation as an innate, immutable characteristic, like left-handedness or eye color. But a major federal sex survey suggests a far more fluid, varied life experience for those who acknowledge same-sex attraction.

    The results of this scientific research shouldn't undermine the hard-won respect recently achieved by gay Americans, but they do suggest that choice and change play larger roles in sexual identity than commonly assumed. The prestigious study in question (released in March by the National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) discovered a much smaller number of "gays, lesbians and homosexuals" than generally reported by the news media. While pop-culture frequently cites the figure of one in 10 (based on 60-year-old, widely discredited conclusions from pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey) the new study finds only 1.4% of the population identifying with same-sex orientation.

    Moreover, even among those who describe themselves as homosexual or bisexual (a grand total of 3.7% of the 18-44 age group), overwhelming majorities (81%) say they've experienced sex with partners of the opposite gender. Among those who call themselves heterosexual, on the other hand, only a tiny minority (6%) ever engaged in physical intimacy of any kind with a member of the same sex These figure indicate that 94% of those living heterosexual lives felt no physical attraction to members of the same sex, but the great bulk of self-identified homosexuals and bisexuals feel enough intimate interest in the opposite gender to engage in erotic contact at some stage in their development....
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    We need to change every law in the United States to fully accommodate less then 2% of the population.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    We need to change every law in the United States to fully accommodate less then 2% of the population.
    That's about the size of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That's about the size of it.
    I want straights only men's rooms. I am tired of gay people checking out my package when I use the urinal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    We need to change every law in the United States to fully accommodate less then 2% of the population.
    That's liberalism/progressivism in a nut shell. The needs of the few or the one outweigh the needs of the many.
    "Inequality is a false notion propagated by those who are made to feel guilty for what they have by those who are jealous for what they don't"-Former MTV Host Kennedy
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    We need to change every law in the United States to fully accommodate less then 2% of the population.
    You mean to prevent discrimination against Jews?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    That's liberalism/progressivism in a nut shell. The needs of the few or the one outweigh the needs of the many.
    Fortunately equal treatment under law and policy for one doesn't take away from another.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobJohnson View Post
    I want straights only men's rooms. I am tired of gay people checking out my package when I use the urinal.
    Stop peeing in gay bars.
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    If gays only comprise 1-3% of the population, why is it such a threat to society to let them get married?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    If gays only comprise 1-3% of the population, why is it such a threat to society to let them get married?
    Because seeing us be happy makes Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio want to be gay.
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