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US: Study claims ‘same-sex cohabitors’ are less healthy than those in heterosexual marriages

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  1. It may be possible that same sex couples are more aware of each other’s health needs/problems because we are the same sex: are we more able to talk about health problems or to ask for health because we are more aware of them or have greater encouragement from our better half to do so? Do heterosexual couples discuss each others health concerns entirely as freely?

    Im not sure this study reflects the health of each group but rather the ability to report health matters or talk about them.

  2. Robert in S. Kensington 27 Feb 2013, 7:44pm

    So what about opposite sex non-married couples living together. There are far more of them than same-sex cohabitors. What is the rate for them? Are they less healthier too?

  3. Pointless research that tells us all nothing of any use.

  4. … and the point of the study is …? Is it saying permitting gay marriage will aid health? Is it saying unmarried gay couples are indulging in activities that are bad for them? Is it saying we need to provide unmarried gay couples with more leaflets on healthy, tasty recipes? All seems a complete waste of time – and money – to me.

  5. Is this not yet another “scientific study” produced as “evidence” that we homosexual deviants are inferior?

  6. Maybe something to do with the prejudice that heterosexual couples don’t face …

  7. Christopher Coleman 28 Feb 2013, 4:08pm

    Another piece of recent research offers a different perspective: “Same-Sex Legal Marriage and Psychological Well-Being: Findings from the California Health Interview Survey”, by Richard G. Wight, Allen J. LeBlanc, and M.V. Lee Badgett. December 2012

    This is a California survey, as opposed to one covering the whole of the USA. The attitudes towards glbt people in each state is different, with some being very hostile. I imagine that the social milieu is more important to health than the fact that couples are gay or lesbian.

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