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Posted on 03/22/2013 8:12:52 AM PDT by fwdude
It was never a medical decisionand thats why I think the action came so fast It was a political move Thats how far weve come in ten years. Now we even have the American Psychiatric Association running scared.
-Barbara Gittings, Activist
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) currently considers same-sex attraction a diagnosable and treatable mental disorder if one is marked by persistent distress about their sexual orientation. The disorder is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV TR (DMS-IV TR) as a paraphilia, euphemistically entitled, Sexual Orientation Not Otherwise Specified.
Psychiatrists began to use this clunky phrase to refer to homosexuality in 1987, after compromising with radical activists for more than a decade about what constitutes politically-correct verbiage. Negotiations have centered primarily on how to balance the demands of radical political activists with the right of the individual patient to self-determination, which requires that psychiatry leave the doors open to treatment and implies that homosexuality is in fact a mental disorder.
(Excerpt) Read more at ryansorba.blogspot.com ...
When a child of a high profile public personality “comes out,” the child pretty much has the upper hand; he can cause as much disruption as he wants, which will reflect poorly on the public figure, who has the most to lose. It is usually the path of least resistance to “go along to get along” and preserve his career. Chaney did this, as have several other politicians.
It’s really a pernicious form of extortion.
Could you refer me to some reference as to your evidence lacking assertion? It is my understanding that Prop 8 was voted upon and became the law of the land UNTIL a judge set it aside. There was no need to defend it with evidence -it was those that wanted to overturn it that had the burden of proof. As well, when something is appealed there is no new evidence presented -the facts of the case remain as documented from the lower court.
YES REALLY -you stated as much yourself: "Normal" is just the mean and median of the data points, graphed along a bell curve." Normal people do not express love by engaging in self destructive intrinsically disordered activity...
Just a long-time lurker, new-time poster.
This and the other two links are good stuff. I’m going to be reading and responding in depth; this is just to let you know that I’m not ignoring you.
I don't know if that's been an issue as the data from the CDC is quite accessible:
Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2009I'm on the CDC mailing list. There's more. A lot more.
Diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2008
Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2007
Cases of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2006
Cases of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2005
Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States, 2004 (Published in 2006)
Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States, 2003
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors --- United States, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System: Men Who Have Sex with Men, November 2003--April 2005
HIV among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
HIV/AIDS among Women
Thanks for the note. I probably won’t reply due to time constraints. Still, if you read the Hooker data already provided you will realize Hooker’s work is based on faulty and incorrect data.
how about the recent report about rectal cancer on the increase? (it is a soap and water issue among a certain group)
there is no love test for marriage.
in fact no law has a “love test” (or orgasm test, or happiness test, or god test, or sexual activity test)
this propaganda stunt of ANY two (group?) wanting to live in a “loving committed relationship” is just a fiction created for the weak minded judge.
Believing in a “born gay” gene is akin to the easter bunny or tooth fairy.
That doesn’t sound familiar to me which means nothing, I’m just too busy with work and my kids. Will check it out later.
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