gay - HDF 304/WGS 301 Family Relationships Topic 8- Sexual...

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HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Topic 8- Sexual Minority Relationships Review Sheet 1. What percentage of Americans self-identify as homosexual? Is this number likely a ‘low’ estimate or a ‘high’ estimate? Why? - Men: 2.8% women: 1.4% low because it is socially unacceptable 2. What is meant by sexual-minority relationships? Why use this term? – Gay and lesbian; the term is more inclusive 3. Approximately what percentage of cohabiting couples are involved in a same-sex relationship? How many have children under the age of 18? – 9-10% couples; 22% of men and 38% of women have children < 18 4. What are the 4 myths about sexual minority relationships discussed in class? Why are they myths and not facts? : relationships are short lived, (equally likely to end/last) revolves around sex (not true), involve tightly scripted male and female role playing (not true, more egalitarian specialize?) , different than heterosexual relationships (except for gender roles it is much alike) 5. What is meant by the following statement?: Except for the gender of the partner, homosexual
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