Tag: Sexual Orientation

What To Make Of That Saliva Test For Homosexuality

A new saliva test purportedly shows whether a man is straight or gay, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. And no, it won’t tell you why someone is gay. And it doesn’t work for women or bisexuals, either. While many scientists believe that there is […]

The Science Of Bisexuality

Bisexual folks have an image problem in America. Could science help? A new feature, published in the New York Times Magazine, follows the efforts of the American Institute of Bisexuality to fund scientific studies on bisexuals. The institute works to combat damaging beliefs about bisexual people, including that they are actually gay, not bi; that […]

Same-Sex Marriage Doesn’t Affect Opposite-Sex Marriage Rates, Study Finds

The data sets are in, and marriage equality isn’t the harbinger of death for “traditional” marriage between men and women, according to a study from the School of Community Health at Portland State University published recently in PLOS ONE. The study took the number of opposite-sex marriages from all 50 states and the District of […]