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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I do not claim that environment plays a large roll in at least some people's orientation. In fact, I think that is the case. whether it is every ones orientation or not is debatable.
    Not claiming you claimed anything, just putting out where I'll meet you on this, and where a new avenue of debating this perhaps we need a thread, you and I.

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I heard it wasn't so much debunked as they just hadn't found what they were looking for, not that I think it necessarily exists in the first place...and if it does I doubt it's a "gay" gene, rather a gene that creates multiple factors, one of which is an increased infatuation with same gender sexxxings.
    What happened was that a study showed a relationship between a particular gene and homosexuality. This relationship was dubbed 'the gay gene' by people who simply don't really understand genetics in other words they are not too far removed from you and I. It is kind of how some people read some kid's essay on their first sexual experience and call it child porn. It is the kind of world we live in. Dumbing it down for everybody else. Global warming means you shouldn't have abnormally cold weather where you live.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    But you have to catch them in the act unless they admit to said acts. Which again, yeah you'd have to be stupid to say that. And I agree, crazy stuff like that can lead to health problems and then the gov't has to foot the bill for something silly. Not to mention, when you sign up for the military, you become government property, so yo' ass belongs to Uncle Sam!
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The study that claimed to have found a gay gene has been debunked. There has been a ton of research done since, some of which suggests a definite likelihood of a genetic factor for orientation. Note the date on your article.
    It's more then that. It's a fundamental failure to understand basic genetics. There are only a handful of genes that independently control phenotypes. The rest of our traits are produced by an interaction of numerous genes acting in either concert or in sequence. It is extremely likely there is no singular "gay" gene because the number of traits controlled by one gene are few in number. Does that mean that homosexuality isn't coded into our genome? Not a chance.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    It's more then that. It's a fundamental failure to understand basic genetics. There are only a handful of genes that independently control phenotypes. The rest of our traits are produced by an interaction of numerous genes acting in either concert or in sequence. It is extremely likely there is no singular "gay" gene because the number of traits controlled by one gene are few in number. Does that mean that homosexuality isn't coded into our genome? Not a chance.
    While we have not found proof that this is the case, there is lots of circumstantial evidence. There is also a ton of examples of genes effecting behavior, which means that it is certainly possible. My favorite example of genes effecting behavior is the "nurture gene", which female rats without it do not care for their young. How a protein can cause this is wildly unknown, but what is known is that humans do in fact have this gene.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Good for Houston.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The study was never debunked. What has been debunked was the false premise that scientists claimed having actually found a gay gene.
    They DID find a gay gene, and it spreads. When I woke up this morning, I looked out my window to find that every government building in Houston had been painted purple.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    And my point is, maybe they don't care about "being gay" when voting for a Mayor. They are realizing that partaking in homosexual activity doesn't make you different. HUZZAH!
    So, if you're not 'different' can you go up to the same window at city hall and apply for the same marriage license?

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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    So, if you're not 'different' can you go up to the same window at city hall and apply for the same marriage license?

    Sure they can. They just have to have a partner of the opposite sex to marry.


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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Just goes to show you that Houstonians are not the stereotyped hillbillies they are made out to be.
    I've always found Houston to be a surprisingly progressive city with superb restaurants and nice, down-to-earth people. I'd take it hands down over Dallas any day.

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