Bryan Fischer minutes ago sent out this tweet:
Marriage good for health, homosexuality isn’t: gay couples report poorer health than straights. news.yahoo.com/u-gay-couples-…
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) February 27, 2013
Had Fischer actually read the article, he would have known it stated right up front:
Gay and lesbian couples living together report poorer health than straight married couples, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, speculating that legalizing same-sex marriage could reduce the disparities.
The article went on to report:
When Dr Hui Liu, an assistant professor of sociology at Michigan State University, and her team studied the health of gay and straight couples, they found marriage made a difference.
“When we controlled for socioeconomic status, the odds of reporting poor or fair health were about 61 percent higher for same-sex cohabiting men than for men in heterosexual marriage, and the odds of reporting poor to fair health were about 46 percent higher for same-sex cohabiting women than for women in heterosexual marriages,” Liu said.
Although the researchers did not study the impact of legalizing gay marriage, Liu said it is plausible that if gay unions were sanctioned by law it could improve health by reducing stress and discrimination and providing health benefits enjoyed by married couples.
“If marriage can promote health, it is reasonable for us to expect that if same-sex couples had the advantage of legalized marriage their health may be boosted,” Liu added in an interview.
For example, I can’t put my fiancé on my health insurance, so until we’re married, that’s a problem.
Research has shown that LGBT people suffer tremendous emotional distress when the issue of same-sex marriage comes to their state — because they have to hear all the anti-gay hate.
Bryan Fischer is not an unintelligent man — it’s his behavior that’s ridiculous, in my opinion.
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