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Posted on 06/26/2015 7:40:16 AM PDT by HomerBohn
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for gay rights.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing on behalf of the court, said that the hope of gay people intending to marry "is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization's oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
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The plaintiff’s,( in this case), partner died from a disease which “paralyzes the entire body”.
It’s also often violent...
A family member worked for several years at an ER Trauma center....you wouldn’t believe the things she saw walk in that door...nor the things they found in peoples cavities.
The experiment in popular self-government has failed. Palpatine/Jamal 2016.
Nope. Already got a loophole with self-identification craze.
Thanks for the information. Disappointing, but probably pragmatic for now. She didn’t say she would “support” it, but rather wouldn’t support an amendment to overturn it....Still, it’s disappointing.
It is now even more official: The United States of Sodom. By sanctioning what God deems a moral abomination and punishing dissent against it, America has become a nation under condemnation and headed for damnation.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5:20-21)
Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; (Isaiah 10:1)
...a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. (Psalms 84:10)
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thng? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. (Psalms 2:1-3)
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. (Psalms 2:4-6)
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. (Psalms 2:9-12)
A Day of Infamy!
Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him. (Exodus 32:26)
Who is on the Lords side?
Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers,
Other lives to bring?
Who will leave the worlds side?
Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lords side?
Who for Him will go? - Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Dare to be a Daniel,
Dare to stand alone!
Dare to have a purpose firm!
Dare to make it known.- Philip P. Bliss
In addition to below, The Negative Health Effects of Homosexuality provides more information on the physical effects of perverting the created order of God, and yielding to the sinful desires of fallen man rather to to the risen Lord Jesus. God has given us good laws and good things and which are to our benefit when we obey Him, while breaking His good and thus misusing His good things is ultimately done to our own hurt, and that of others.
Statistics for the end of 2009 indicate that around 33.3 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, [chiefly caused by the sins of sodomy and heterosexual promiscuity]. Each year around 2.6 million more people become infected with HIV and 1.8 million die of AIDS. UNAIDS (2010) 'UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic
Worldwide, nearly 25 million people have died from AIDS since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic approximately 30 years ago. UNAIDS, World Health Organization, 2009 AIDS epidemic Update
During the same period, approximately 30 years ago, an estimated 1,077,972 people have been diagnosed with AIDS in America, and an estimated 597,499 [over a half a million] people with AIDS in the U.S. have died. avert.org/usa-statistics.htm
The CDC estimates that by the end of 2007 there were 470,902 people living with an AIDS diagnoses in the United States, approximately 20,000 more than 2006. ^
Almost two-thirds of adults and adolescents living with AIDS in 2007 were infected with HIV through male-to-male sexual relations (the sin of sodomy). Slightly over 75% of adults and adolescents living with an AIDS diagnosis are male. ^
The CDC estimates that at the end of 2007, there were 599,819 people living with a diagnosis of HIV infection in the 37 states and five U.S. dependent areas. However, the total number of people living with an HIV infection in the U.S. is thought to be around 1.1 million. One in every five people living with HIV has not even had their infection diagnosed, let alone reported. ^
The number of deaths of persons with an AIDS diagnosis has stabilized in recent years at around 17,000-18,000 per year. (Deaths of persons with an AIDS diagnosis may be due to any cause). ^
19 percent of gay and bisexual men in 21 major U.S. cities are infected with HIV, and 44 percent of them do not know it, according to a CDC Press Release, reporting results from the 2008 National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System. 59 percent of black men, 46 percent of Hispanic men and 26 percent of white men were unaware of their infection. Among 18 to 29-year-old men, 63 percent did not know they were infected with HIV, compared with 37 percent of men aged 30 and older. http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/ngmHAAD2010PressRelease.html
August 2011: Transgender communities in the United States (US) are among the groups at highest risk for HIV infection. Findings from a meta-analysis of 29 published studies showed that 27.7% of transgender women tested positive for HIV infection (4 studies), but when testing was not part of the study, only 11.8% of transgender women self-reported having HIV (18 studies). In one study, 73% of the transgender women who tested HIV-positive were unaware of their status. Newly identified HIV infection was 2.6% among transgender persons compared with 0.9% for males and 0.3% for females. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8-11-2011 http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/transgender/pdf/transgender.pdf
Approximately 90% of MtF and FtM people newly diagnosed with HIV infection were black or Hispanic. 50% of transgender women had documentation in their medical records of substance use, commercial sex work, homelessness, incarceration, and/or sexual abuse as compared with 31% of other people who were not transgender. ^
2011: Men who have sexual relations with other men, including gay and bisexual men, have an HIV infection rate 60 times higher than that of the general population. They have an infection rate 800 times higher than first-time blood donors and 8,000 times higher than the rate of repeat blood donors. National Journal, based upon FDA reports. http://www.nationaljournal.com/healthcare/u-s-to-take-another-look-at-gay-blood-donation-ban-20110726
While only constituting an estimated 4 percent of the U.S. male population aged 13 and older, Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) account for 53 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S., (more than 44 times that of other men) as well as 48 percent of people living with HIV. (Cntd. below)
MSM is the only risk group in the U.S. in which new HIV infections are increasing. While new HIV infections have declined among both heterosexuals and injection drug users, infections among MSM have been steadily increasing since the early 1990s. Nearly 18,000 people with AIDS still die each year in the U.S. CDC: HIV and AIDS in America: A Snapshot, http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/HIVandAIDSinAmericaSnapshotFINAL70710508COMP.pdf
March 10, 2010: The rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who had homosexual relations (MSM) is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women. The rate of primary and secondary syphilis among MSM is more than 46 times that of other men and more than 71 times that of women, the analysis says. CDC press release, http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/Newsroom/msmpressrelease.html
The sin of male-to-male sodomy contact accounted for 53% (28,700) of estimated new HIV infections in 2006. CDCs historical trend analysis indicates that HIV incidence has been increasing steadily among gay and bisexual men since the early 1990s. These more accurate figures are the result of new technology developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be used to distinguish recent from long-standing HIV infections. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/surveillance/resources/factsheets/incidence.htm http://www.cdc.gov/NCHHSTP/newsroom/docs/FastFacts-MSM-FINAL508COMP.pdf
Although only a small percentage of American men report having sex with other men, at the end of 2006, men who had homosexual relations accounted for 64 percent of all men in the United States living with HIV. CDC. 2008. HIV prevalence estimatesUnited States, 2006. MMWR 57(39):10731076. HI Hall et al. 2008. Estimation of HIV incidence in the United States. JAMA 300(5):520529.
In 2008, 63 percent of syphilis cases were among men who have sex with men. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Reuters, Sex infections still growing in U.S., says CDC, Nov 16 2009
Approx. 60% of men infected with HIV contracted it thru the practices of sodomy (men lying with men as with women), 25% through illegal drug injections, 15% through heterosexual contact. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): HIV Prevention Strategic Plan Through 2005. January 2001. http://www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/aidsstat.htm
54% of HIV infections among males, aged 13-29, were caused by homosexual contact in 2006. 34% of HIV infections were caused by heterosexual contact in the same demographic. 77% of HIV positive homosexual men between the ages of 15 and 29 do not know that they are infected. http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/sexualbehaviors/pdf/hiv_factsheet_ymsm.pdf http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/jun/09061813.html
Men who had homosexual relations (MSM) accounted for approximately 42% of all new AIDS diagnoses in 2003 in the U.S. and 57% of new AIDS diagnoses among men that same year. Twenty-Five Years of HIV/AIDS --- United States, 19812006 www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5521a1.htm http://www.knowhivaids.org/facts_stats.html See also http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparebar.jsp?ind=507&cat=11&sub=118&yr=1&typ=2&sort=820
In 2004, 4.9 million people were diagnosed as being HIV positive, the most ever reported in a year. That brings the number of worldwide HIV-infected individuals alive today to approximately 39 million. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/diseases/hiv_aids.html
HIV-positive men who have sex with men are up to 90 times more likely than the general population to develop anal cancer." Study by University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) CARE clinic who had anal cytology screenings (similar to a pap smear) between February 2002 and December 2004. The UCLA authors of the study are: Ross D. Cranston, Steven.D. Hart , Jeffrey A. Gornbein, Sharon L. Hirschowitz, Galen Cortina, and Ardis.A. Moe. This rate is understood by some as being due to E.Coli from stools entering into lesions and suppressing the immune system, which some contend sperm does as well. http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2007/mar/07032205.html
Homosexuals account for 60% of all syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States "Changes in Sexual Behavior and Incidence of Gonorrhea." Lancet, April 25, 1987.
Because semen contains virtually every germ carried in the blood stream, ingesting it is fairly equivalent to ingesting raw human blood. Corey, L. and Holmes, K. "Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis A in Homosexual Men." New England J. Med., 1980, pp. 435-38.
Sperm readily penetrates the anal wall (which is only one cell thick) and gains direct access to the blood stream. This causes massive immunological damage to the body's T- and B-cell defensive systems. Manlight, G. et. al. "Chronic Immune Stimulation By Sperm Alloantigens." J. American Med. Assn., 1984, 251(2), pp. 237-438.
A 1982 study showed 78% of homosexuals were affected by STDs. Rueda, E. "The Homosexual Network." Old Greenwich, Conn., The Devin Adair Company, 1982, p. 53.
Homosexual men accounted for 42 percent of new HIV cases in 2000 and 60 percent of all cases among all men. The Centers for Disease Control. Michael Foust. www.lifeway.com
Between 2003 to 2008 men who fornicated with men in France had an infection rate that was 200 times higher than in the heterosexual population. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Sept. 9, 2010
Among all new cases heterosexuals accounted for 33 percent, and injection drug users 25 percent. The Centers for Disease Control
The number of people infected with AIDS in the US is doubling approximately every 5 years. http://www.redribbon.com/what-is-hiv-aids.htm
Globally 15,000 people acquire AIDs every day, 40,000 each year in the US. www.thebody.com/amfar/pdfs/microbicides.pdf..
As of the end of 2001, an estimated 40 million people worldwide - 37.1 million adults (50% being women) and 3.0 million children younger than 15 years - were living with HIV/AIDS. More than 70 percent of these people (28.5 million) live in Sub-Saharan Africa; another 14 percent (5.6 million) live in South and Southeast Asia. UNAIDS. Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, 2002: "The Barcelona Report" http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/hiv_aids_statistics_niaid_fact_sheet_niaid.htm
Over 25 million people around the world have died of AIDS-related diseases. http://www.avert.org/aroundworld.htm
Since the disease was first recognized in the early 1980s, more than 487,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States have been diagnosed with AIDS, and more than 274,000 have died. CDC. 2009. HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2007 19:15. http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/HIVAIDS/
It is estimated that about 500,000 (half a million) Americans have died because of AIDS, and nearly 1 million people in the United States are presently living with HIV/AIDS. Twenty-Five Years of HIV/AIDS --- United States, 1981--2006 www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5521a1.htm. http://www.knowhivaids.org/facts_stats.html; Kaiser Family Foundation (2004?)
Death rate extrapolations for USA for HIV/AIDS: 15,244 per year, 1,270 per month, 293 per week, 41 per day . http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hiv_aids/deaths.htm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 850,000 to 950,000 U.S. residents are living with HIV infection, one-quarter of whom are unaware of their infection Fleming, P.L. et al. HIV Prevalence in the United States; http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/hiv_aids_statistics_niaid_fact_sheet_niaid.htm; http://www.msm.edu/EXPORT/HIV_fact.htm
AIDS is now the number 1 cause of death among adults 24-44 years old in Baltimore, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. http://www.redribbon.net/what-is-hiv-aids.htm http://www.msm.edu/EXPORT/HIV_fact.htm
Among Middle and Low-income countries AIDS was the number 5 and number 3 cause of death, respectively, in 2007: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310.pdf
AIDS/HIV was the 4th leading cause of death for Black men and 3rd for Black women, ages 2544, in 2006, ranking higher than for their respective counterparts in any other racial/ethnic group. The number of Black Americans living with AIDS increased by 24% between 2003 and 2007, compared to an 18% increase among whites.
Blacks account for more new HIV infections, people estimated to be living with HIV disease, and HIV-related deaths than any other racial/ethnic group in the U.S. Although Black Americans represent only 12% of the U.S. Population, they account for 45% of new HIV infections (Figure 1) and 46% of people living with HIV disease in 2006. Blacks also account for almost half of new AIDS diagnoses (49%) in 2007. Kaiser Family Foundation, Fact Sheet: September 2009 http://www.kff.org/hivaids/upload/6089-07.pdf
In 2001, HIV/AIDS was among the top three causes of death for African American men aged 25-54 years and among the top 4 causes of death for African American women aged 20-54 years. CDC, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP)
AIDS is a leading cause of death among African-American men ages 25-44, and African American women ages 25-34 years (2003). CDC, NCHS, National Vital Statistics Report, November 7, 2003 http://www.cdc.gov/omh/Highlights/2005/HDec105.htm
Average life years lost from HIV/AIDS: 35.7 years; 37.9 for HIV in North Carolina. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2; http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hiv_aids/deaths.htm
A Canadian revealed that homosexuals can expect a reduction in life expectancy of 8 to 20 years. R.S. Hogg, S.A. Streathdee, K.J. Craib, M.V. O'Shaughnessy, J.S. Montaner, and M.T. Schechter, "Modelling the impact of HIV disease on mortality in gay and bisexual men," International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 26, 657-661, 1997. http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=IS01B1 http://www.narth.com/docs/correctionletter3.html
The life expectancy for a gay male in the United States is estimated to be lower than the normal life expectancy for a man living in Vietnam, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Somalia. http://www.arthurhu.com/index/gay.htm#lifeexpect
it is not unusual for a member of the gay community to have "buried 10, 20, and as many as 50 friends with AIDS." (Ray Billar and Susan Rice, "Experiencing Multiple Loss of Persons with AIDS: Grief and Bereavement Issues," Health and Social Work, 15:4 (November 1990): 285.
Worldwide, approximately 1 in every 100 adults aged 15 to 49 is HIV-infected. In Sub-Saharan Africa, about 9 percent of all adults in this age group are HIV-infected. In 12 African countries, the prevalence of HIV infection among adults aged 15 to 49 exceeds 10 percent. UNAIDS. Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, 2002: "The Barcelona Report." http://www.aegis.com/factshts/niaid/2000/niaid2000_fact_sheet_aidsstat.html
In 2001, approximately 6,000 young people aged 15 to 24 became infected with HIV every day - that is, about five every minute. UNAIDS. Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic, 2002: "The Barcelona Report." http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/artic/hiv_aids_statistics_niaid_fact_sheet_niaid.htm
Federal budget funding for AIDS treatment and care in America in 2009 totaled 24.8 billion. Medicare spending on HIV totaled $4.5 billion in 2008, with four in ten people who were living with HIV and who were receiving care being covered by Medicaid. Kaiser Family Foundation (2009, February) ''Medicaid and HIV/AIDS Fact sheet''. The numbers of people living with HIV grows by around 56,000 every year. Hall, H.I. et al (2008, 6th August) 'Estimation of HIV incidence in the United States' JAMA 300(5)</ref><ref>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18677024
In 1998 the annual cost of treating advanced AIDS in a hospital was estimated to be $100,000 per year. Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council; http://www.phc4.org/reports/issue_briefs/docs/pharmcom.pdf
The lifetime cost of treating an AIDS patient in the United States was $102,000 in 1992. The New York Times | July 23, 1992; Dr. Fred J. Hellinger, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, an arm of the Public Health Service.
The monthly medical cost now [Nov 2006] for people with HIV from diagnosis until death is averages to be $2,100. The lifetime ( 24.2 years avg.) HIV care cost per person in optimal HIV care is now $618,900 per person. The discounted (accounting for the time-specific value of costs and benefits) lifetime cost of comprehensive treatment per HIV-infected person was $385,000. The total discounted cost, including lost productivity, of the estimated 40,000 new HIV infections expected to occur in the United States every year, was estimated to be approximately $53 billion. . 06 Nov 2006 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Schackman , Freedberg, MGH;, Gebo Moore Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and BU School of Public Health). http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/45/Supplement_4/S248.full http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/55870.php http://porkbusters.org/2007/02/prevent_baby_aids_or_learn_how.php
The average  cost of HIV treatment is $14,000 to $20,000 a year, according Michael Kolbe, MD, (Professor of medicine and Director of Comprehensive AIDS Program and Adult HIV Services). In the US more than 1.2 million people [CDC] are living with HIV, with approx. 37 percent being 50 years old or older. According Yale Medical School experts, this number is expected to grow to 50 percent by 2017. http://globalaging.blogspot.com/2012/01/cost-of-hiv.html
The CDC reported an estimated the lifetime cost of treatment for one person with HIV as being $379,668 [in 2010 dollars: likely around 400,000 in 2014] http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/prevention/ongoing/costeffectiveness/
From 2006 to 2009, HIV infections among young black/African American gay and bisexual men increased 48%.http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library_factsheet_hiv_among_gaybisexualmen.pdf
In 2011, gay and bisexual men accounted for 52% of estimated AIDS diagnoses among all adults and adolescents in the United States. Of the estimated 16,694 AIDS diagnoses among gay and bisexual men, 39% were in blacks/African Americans; 34% were in whites; and 23% were in Hispanics/Latinhttp://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/gender/msm/facts/
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) a represent approximately 2% of the United States population. In 2011, in the United States, gay and bisexual men accounted for 79% of 38,825 estimated HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 years and older and 62% of 49,273 estimated diagnoses among all persons receiving an HIV diagnosis that year. ^
At the end of 2010, of the estimated 872,990 persons living with an HIV diagnosis, 440,408 (50%) were gay and bisexual men. Forty-seven percent of gay and bisexual men living with an HIV diagnosis were white, 31% were black/African American, and 19% were Hispanic/Latino. ^
By the end of 2010, an estimated 302,148 gay and bisexual men with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the United States since the beginning of the epidemic, representing 48% of all deaths of persons with AIDS. ^
In 2010, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63% of estimated new HIV infections in the United States and 78% of infections among all newly infected men. From 2008 to 2010, new HIV infections increased 22% among young (aged 13-24) gay and bisexual men and 12% among gay and bisexual men overall.^
Among all gay and bisexual men, Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men accounted for 6,700 (22%) estimated new HIV infections in 2010. Among all gay and bisexual men, black/African American gay and bisexual men accounted for 10,600 (36%) estimated new HIV infections in 2010. ^
41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-suicide-attempts-alarming-transgender-20140127,0,3324954.story#ixzz2vRHkyu7v\
As a result of present day  HAART chemotherapy for HIV infection, a person diagnosed as HIV-infected in the United States can expect to live an average of 24 years but this comes at a cost. Over that period, drug costs can be as high as $600,000 with an annual cost of care of more than $25,000. http://pathmicro.med.sc.edu/lecture/hiv-cost2007.htm
About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US but about 20% (240,000) do not know they are infected. Each year, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV in the US. CDC, Dec. 2011 http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/HIVtesting/index.html
75% of patients with HIV in the United States, do not have their disease under control, while it is estimated that over 2 million people are in danger of spreading the disease.
43 percent of white male homosexuals estimate they have had sex with 500 or more different partners, and 28 percent report more than 1,000 partners. Authors Bell and Weinberg http://www.leaderu.com/issues/fabric/chap11.html 86 percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual" (W. D. Erickson, M.D., et al., in Archives of Sexual Behavior 17:1, 1988).
32% of homosexuals in the Chicago area have suffered abuse by their partner. Department of Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago; Department of Psychology, Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. http://www.springerlink.com/content/r6q02560022h4276/?=eec72
42% of gay men; 43% of lesbians; 49% of bisexual men and women planned or actually and deliberately engaged in self-harm, and showed high levels of psychiatric morbidity. Homosexual men and bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual men to be diagnosed with at least one of five mental health disorders and 20% of gay-bisexual men had two or more disorders. 24% of the lesbian-bisexual women had two or more mental disorders in the previous year. The British Journal Of Psychiatry. 2004; 185: 479-485. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, (Vol. 71, No. 1, 53-61). http://www.narth.com/docs/britjournal.html
The prevalence of bacterial vaginosis (BV) among lesbians has been reported to be 18 to 36% (Berger et al., 1995; Edwards and Thin, 1990; Marrazzo et al., 1996a, b), higher than the 16% prevalence seen in 10,397 pregnant women evaluated in the Vaginal Infections in Pregnancy study (Hillier et al., 1995). A study of 101 lesbians, none of whom had had sexual relations with men during the preceding year, found BV prevalence to be 29%. A study conducted in a London genitourinary medicine clinic compared 241 lesbians and 241 matched heterosexual controls and found higher rates of BV in lesbians. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK45095/
BV is more common in lesbian and bisexual women than in other women, and the condition frequently persists after treatment. http://www.annals.org/content/149/1/I-30.full.pdf
Lesbians appear to be at greater risk for alcohol abuse than are heterosexual women (Cassidy and Hughes, 1997; Eliason, 1996; Haas, 1994; O'Hanlan, 1995; Rosser, 1993)
Lesbian teens are nearly five times more likely to attempt suicide than heterosexual girls, according to a 2003 survey presented at a national conference of public health experts in Vancouver Monday. B.C.-based McCreary Centre Society survey found 38 per cent of lesbian girls and 30.4 per cent of bisexual girls said they had attempted suicide in the previous year, compared with 8.2 per cent of heterosexual girls. McCreary Centre Society http://www2.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=b433f217-3947-49c3-b045-9c03ce3de848&k=1 -http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/RevealingStatistics.html#8
The liberals didn’t “let” Kennedy write the opinion; as the most senior of the 5, he got to de ide who would write it.
I wonder what kind of Justice Douglas Ginsburg would have made.
Scripture also says after that unless they go against God’s laws.
It died early in the 20th Century. The 1st big ‘take notice’ was the Wickard v. Filburn case.
It’s been downhill ever since. IMO, we’re in the ‘residual twitching’ stages; next is rigor...before the big rot
I’ve been doing that.
The other day at work, they were talking about homosexuals. So I posed the question “why aren’t many homosexuals gay?” They all looked confused, until I said “why aren’t they happy?”
Sorry, but I place this squarely at the foot of Congress.
Like the debt, they have ALL THE POWER to tell SCOTUS “no go”.
Instead, like the feckless, finger-in-the-wind, CYA-I-got-MINE, pieces of SHIT politicians are, they need another bogey-man to stir up the base and send them back w/ more taxpayer $$ to spend....instead of what they were ELECTED to do.
I've seen some freepers on this thread complain "Reagan gave us Justice Kennedy". Technically true, but Kennedy was Reagan's 3rd choice, and he had to deal with a RAT controlled Senate that was determined to destroy anyone to the right of Nelson Rockefeller. Liberals stuck to their guns in 1986 and its clearly paid off for them big time 30 years later.
If anything, I'd say Reagan made a much bigger mistake in 1981 with Sandra Day O'Connor. Republicans controlled the Senate at the time, he was determined to have "a woman" on the court, and insisted on Renquist's old law school buddy. Several conservatives at the time expressed concerns about O'Connor, but Reagan didn't listen.
And George W. Bush's appointments were comparatively much worse -- he had a GOP controlled Senate and his FIRST choices were John Roberts and Harriet Miers. We only got Alito because conservative activists refused Miers and twisted his arm to appoint someone reliable.
From the penthouse to the outhouse in three generations.
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