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Re: The End of Gays: Yes, it is happening

Posted by JayMan on Tue Jul 10 19:48:32 2012, in response to Re: The End of Gays: Yes, it is happening, posted by Concourse Express on Tue Jul 10 16:59:16 2012.

About the "gay reproductive rate"...is that just among homosexuals who procreate or among the whole population?

I looked at the GSS data (which is a population-wide survey) and compared the number of children of men who report no male sex partners vs those who reported one or more. The latter group (gays and bisexual men) who were born before 1940 had average of more then 2 children, which more than replacement level. It falls off rather steeply after that time.

If the latter, methinks the trait won't "breed out" anytime soon, owing to the possibility of recessive biological/genetic markers for homosexuality in heterosexuals...

It will probably take a loooong time to completely disappear, if ever, but its prevalence will be significantly reduced. While heterosexuals are apparently carriers of the trait, the loss of fertility from the gays themselves will reduce the trait's prevalence unless their relatives have even more children to compensate, which they almost certainly don't.

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