Contact: Dr. Paul Cameron, Family Research Institute, 303-681-3113, 303-886-1947 cell
PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- Marriage between a man and woman seems to result in longer life for both. Does it work that way for gay marriage?
"No," says Dr. Paul Cameron of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado-based think tank.
Researchers Paul and Kirk Cameron reported at the Eastern Psychological Association convention that married gays and lesbians lived about 24 fewer years than their married heterosexual counterparts.
In Denmark, the country with the longest history of gay marriage, for 1990-2002, married heterosexual men died at a median age of 74, while the 561 partnered gays died at an average age of 51.
In Norway, married heterosexual men died at an average age of 77 yr., the 31 gays at 52. The lifespan of same-sex married lesbians was 20+ years shorter than the lifespan of married heterosexual women. In Denmark, married heterosexual women died at an average age of 78 yr. as compared to 56 yr. for the 91 same-sex married lesbians; in Norway, married heterosexual women died at an average age of 81 v. 56 for the 6 same-sex married lesbians.
"These are the ages of death as reported by the census bureaus of Norway and Denmark," said Dr. Paul Cameron. "While the internet is filled with debate about our previous findings -- largely based on obituaries -- these deaths were recorded by governments. The obituaries we assembled over the same time period in the US were similar: an average lifespan of 52 for 710 gays who ostensibly did not die of AIDS, 42 yr. for those 1,476 who supposedly did; and 55 yr. for 143 lesbians. So the findings from Scandinavia are not much different from figures derived from U.S. obituaries."
Paul Cameron, Ph.D. & Kirk Cameron, Ph.D., presented "Federal Distortion Of The Homosexual Footprint." Paul Cameron, a reviewer for the British Medical Journal, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and the Postgraduate Medical Journal, has published over 40 scientific articles on homosexuality. The EPA is the oldest regional Psychological Association in the United States. At its Philadelphia convention members presented the latest advances in scientific work to colleagues.
The full report can be accessed at www.earnedmedia.org/frireport.htm