We all face so many big decisions in life, but maybe recent scientific research can help us make better choices. S hould you get a cat, shun meat, live child-free and cancel your Facebook account; or get a dog, gorge yourself on steak, have a huge family — and post about it every day? We look at what new research tells us about the big choices in life. Are you a cat person or a dog person? So which creature is best to share your house with?
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By Maria Caspani. Reuters - The number of same-sex married and unmarried couple households in the United States reached nearly 1 million in , according to a U. Census Bureau survey that broke out the statistic for the first time. There were nearly million households in the United States last year.
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For these animals, there is documented evidence of homosexual behavior of one or more of the following kinds: sex , courtship , affection , pair bonding , or parenting , as noted in researcher and author Bruce Bagemihl 's book Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. Bagemihl writes that the presence of same-sex sexual behavior was not "officially" observed on a large scale until the s due to observer bias caused by social attitudes towards nonheterosexual people, making the homosexual theme taboo. They must realize that animals can have sex with who they will, when they will and without consideration to a researcher's ethical principles. Sexual behavior takes many different forms, even within the same species and the motivations for and implications of their behaviors have yet to be fully understood. Bagemihl's research shows that homosexual behavior, not necessarily sex , has been documented in about five hundred species as of , ranging from primates to gut worms.
Many animals engage in long-term relationships, but a closer look reveals infidelity, illegitimate offspring and even infanticide — and humans may be no different. For many of us, marriage is special. The idea of a lifelong bond between two people is accorded legal, spiritual and cultural significance throughout much of the world. Whether we are religious or secular, a permanent monogamous relationship can feel sacred. So when we hear about animals that form lifelong bonds, our "aww" factor goes into overdrive: "How adorable!