I don’t support the opinion of the tortoise, but I think that this part is still quite interesting:
“Statistically, there are more men than women in the world […]”
This statement alone is not supportable, but the age structure of a society plays are role here. The male/female birth ratio is 1.05 in the US, this means that there are statistically more boys than girls in the maternity ward, as MDF pointed out already.
The population pyramid looks quite even on the first look, but this is misleading, if you look at the numbers:
In the age group from 0 – 15 years the male/female ratio is: 1,04
In the age group from 15 – 64 years the male/female ratio is: 0,99
In the age group from 65 and over the ratio is: 0,766
This means there are far more old ladies than men and the guys start to die in the age-group of 15-64 years, as the ratio of the first age-group is almost the same as the birth ratio, which isn’t a constant for every year.
So guys die more, because they do more YOLO stuff, crash cars and go to war. Getting killed in a car accident is especially dangerous in the age group from 15 – 34 and the male/female death ratio is almost at 2.5 for this group.
Now there has been a study that pointed out that the chance of being gay rises if you have older brothers [source ]. This means that there might be prenatal factor factors that could determine the sexual orientation. Another point is that this study doesn’t support a social or environmental factor. They have to be biological brothers, as step or adopted brothers do not increase the chance of being gay.
I have spend now far too much time looking for sources and stuff, but it’s actually quite an interesting topic.
- So I support gay marriage and the second thing is, I also support adoption for these couples.