Erin (lizzypaul) wrote in dobson_survivor,

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1% or 50%...we're still here and queer. :)

Good As You has a cute take on this article from Focus on the Family.

The article states: numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found just 2.3 percent of men claim to be homosexual. Ignoring for a moment the fact that this makes no mention of the LBT population, let's just break that down into numbers. According to the CIA World Factbook, there are 295,734,134 people in the US. Using my handy-dandy calculator, if 2% of the population is exclusively homosexual, that gives us approx. 5,914,683 really queer guys. So nearly 6 million people don't deserve basic rights? Keep in mind, this doesn't include bisexuals, lesbians, or transgendered individuals.

The problem with playing the numbers game is that it implies that there is a number that either protects a group from discrimination, or makes discrimination okay. Even if the gay population consisted of a guy named Phil in Colorado, Phil should still have the right to keep his job, live where he wants, and have consensual sex.
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