QUOTE(Astron @ Jun 20 2011, 19:08)
QUOTE(Roger Mellie @ Jun 20 2011, 18:26)
OK she was generalising, gay people can adopt children; but I think her point was that young gay men are less likely to have family commitments, kids, than their straight (older) counterparts.
See this is were your argument doesn't work.
Young straight men are just as unlikely to be married and have a family as young gay men.
Well, no it doesn't work; because it's not my "argument", it was Kay Adams's (that's if she did actually say that in the interview)
I would say that her reported observation per se was a reasonable one to make to an extent
: I can agree with you that young gay men are as likely to be in long-term relationships as their straight counterparts. But are gay couples as likely to have children as straight couples? Perhaps you have some objective evidence to prove this dico ergo est
is the case (unless it's another one of your flights of black-and-white fallacy). Because in my experience, I know plenty of young couples straight and gay; many of the straight ones have kids, none of the gay ones have kids, I imagine Kay has found this amongst her telly colleagues too (I doubt this is especially unusual, when you consider basic biology)
As for why she made that comment in the first place, I imagine she was asked her a question along those lines in the interview; given she's a very intelligent lady, I'm sure she has a lot to say on such things (her words were possibly misleadingly paraphrased)This post has been edited by Roger Mellie: Jun 20 2011, 19:44