Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavioral Survey
"In all, five percent (5%) of students (8% of students who ever had sexual intercourse in their lifetime) could be considered sexual minority youth; that is, they either identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual and/or reported any same-sex sexual contact"
However, two thirds of boys who had sex with males reported that it was "unwilling sex", meaning that 0.35% who "identified as gay" actually had gay sex
"Self-defined sexual orientation and sexual behavior did not always match. More than half( 53%) of students who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual had never had any same-sex sexual contact. More than half (55%) of students who had same-sex sexual contact identified as heterosexual, and an additional 8% identified themselves as �not sure� of their sexual orientation"
"Three percent (3%) of all students (2% of males, 4% of females) described themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual."
Of the 2% of boys who "identified" as gay or had gay sex:
The above crucial and revealing statements were in the 2001 MYBRS report (this link http://www.doe.mass.edu/hssss/yrbs/01/results.pdf is no longer available, so you can download the entire report here), but not in the 2007 MYRBS report which is available here. The removal of this statement by our educators does not portend well for our children and reveals a hidden agenda which most parents are loathe to face.
There are a number of reasons that gays would be over-represented in this study:
For this state to be one of only six to legalize gay marriage in the face of forty four other states specifically passing laws and even amending state constitutions to ban them, there must be more than the average percentage of gays there to start with. And once that's known across the country, gays are more likely to move there than, say to Mississippi where 86% of the voters just outlawed gay marriage. These two factors alone could result in gays being over-represented in this study by at least two if not three fold, which means the percent of Americans nationwide who identify as gay is most likely between 0.1% to 0.3%.
CDC estimates that gays and others in this category represent 72% of all AIDS cases, which would mean that gays are 163 to 248 TIMES as likely as others to get AIDS.
If there are communities or states where 0.35% identify as gay, and the average is conservatively 0.2%, then there must be communities or states where the average is 0.00%, or NO gays. By comparison, the FBI's Uniform Crime Report notes that in 1994, black male youths between the age of 18-24 committed murder at the rate of 380 per 100,000, which is 0.38% of this demographic group. iow, the percentage of black murderers in this demographic group exceeds the AVERAGE percentage of gays in most states and communities, and is only slightly lower than in Massachusetts (0.38% vs. 0.87%).
If the court throws out this legitimate democratic public mandate to outlaw gay marriage, then the logical and inevitable next step is to legalize murder by black youths. There would no longer be any logical Constitutional argument against it.
Class Six Felony
Homosexuality "is a class six felony in Virginia (18.2-361, VA Code), shortens lives, adds significantly to illness, increases health costs, promotes venereal diseases, and worsens the population imbalance relating to the number of workers ..."
Note: (**) Statistically significant difference between groups, p<.01
*Among youth who had recent sexual intercourse (i.e., sexually active youth), condom use
was somewhat more common among urban youth (60%) than among suburban (57%) and
rural youth (53%).
* Sexually active urban youth were slightly less likely to have used alcohol or drugs at last
intercourse (21%) than sexually active suburban and rural youth (25% of each group).
Sexual Minority Youth:
*Three percent (3%) of all students (2% of males, 4% of females) described themselves as
gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
* Four percent (4%) of all students had same-sex sexual contact88 in their lifetime.
*Self-defined sexual orientation and sexual behavior did not always match. More than half
(53%) of students who identified as gay, lesbian, or bisexual had never had any same-sex
sexual contact. More than half (55%) of students who had same-sex sexual contact
identified as heterosexual, and an additional 8% identified themselves as "not sure" of their
� In all, five percent (5%) of students (8% of students who ever had sexual intercourse in their
lifetime) could be considered sexual minority youth; that is, they either identified as gay,
lesbian, or bisexual and/or reported any same-sex sexual contact.
Sexual minority students were significantly more likely than their peers to report:
SUMMARY OF RESULTS (Also see Appendix C, Table 8)
Slightly fewer students in 2001 than in 1993 reported having ever engaged in sexual intercourse;
at the time of the 2001 survey, less than half of all students were sexually experienced. Also,
compared to 1993, fewer students in 2001 reported having had sexual intercourse before age 13,
multiple sexual partners, and recent sexual intercourse. Unfortunately none of the changes since
1993 have been significant and the rates of lifetime sexual intercourse, multiple sexual partners,
and recent sexual intercourse appear to be stabilizing at unacceptably high levels. Male students,
sexual minority students, and urban youth are more likely than their peers to report some sexual
Since 1999, there has been a significant decrease in the use of alcohol and drugs before sexual
intercourse among sexually active students. Since 1993, rates of condom use have increased
among sexually active students, but rates continue to be much lower among 12th grade students
than among younger students. Students in older grades are more likely than students in younger
grades to use hormonal contraceptives (such as birth control pills and Depo-Provera). One in
eight sexually active students did not use a condom or any other form of birth control at last
IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
It is encouraging that fewer Massachusetts high school students are engaging in sexual risk
behaviors than in the past; however, the MYRBS results show that many rates of sexual
behaviors have not changed significantly since 1993 and have not changed at all since 1997. A
significant number of students enter high school already sexually experienced. One in four
adolescents is sexually active by the end of 9th grade, and this rate more than doubles by the end
of high school. The results suggest that age-appropriate sexuality education should start well
before high school to address responsible decision-making and improve communication and
refusal skills before young people become sexually active. Comprehensive and experience-
But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you, Matthew 11:24
If there is a man who lies with a male ..., they shall be put to death, Leviticus 20:13
"The Netherlands is the only country in the world that permits same-sex couples to marry. The law, which went into effect April 1, 2001, eliminates all references to gender in laws governing matrimony, divorce, and adoption"