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Winter 2008 CSANews Issue 69  |   Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.Back to list

Bird talk - Le Jaseur
Dear Bird Talk,

Re: the article 'And the survey says' by J. Ross Quigley.

In this article, Mr Quigley states the following statistics.

Quote: 80% are married, 3.5% are living common law and, just so you know, 0.65% live an alternate lifestyle. Unquote.

What do you mean 'just so you know'? Why didn't you just add 'Ha Ha' or 'Shocking as it may seem'. For heaven's sake, this is 2008, not 1955. As a gay senior and as a member for some 13 years, I find your inference degrading and completely unnecessary.

Just as a matter of interest, my partner of almost 30 years, Ron and I were married in June 2007 so we are part of the 80%. (Just so you know!)

John Tomlinson
St. Catharines, Ont.

Response:
Ed: Oops! I certainly did not intend to offend anyone of any lifestyle. I tend to write what I think with not much regard for political correctness. The qualifier probably snuck in there because I was somewhat surprised that the alternate lifestyle percentage was so low. We will obviously have to add another category...Married and Living an Alternate Lifestyle. Congratulations on your marriage! Now I know.

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