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An objective look at Rick Perry’s scientific claims about homosexuality

September 30, 2014


Let’s separate issues of ethics from science and medicine when talking about Rick Perry’s comments about homosexuality. Back in June of 2014, Rick Perry and the Texas Republican Party made several controversial scientific statements, including comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, and endorsing “reparative therapy.” In an interview with the San Francisco Commonwealth Club, he stated: “Whether […]

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Econ Prof. lies about gays dying sooner even though paper he cites refutes his claim

September 13, 2014

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“According to the International Journal of Epidemiology, life expectancy at age 20 for homosexual and bisexual men is eight to 20 years less than for all men. That’s a lifestyle shortening of life expectancy greater than obesity and tobacco use. Yet one never hears of insurance companies advertising lower premiums for heterosexual men.” – Economics […]

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