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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    The point of this particular conversation with CC is why I think heterosexuality may or may not be learned behavior.
    What if it is, for some people, a learned behavior? Not every individual has the same degree of neuro-plasticity, which means while some people who have learned to be homosexual may be able to "unlearn" the behavior, other individuals would not be able to do so.

    Furthermore, why do you wish to generalize it? What makes you so certain that if it is learned for some people, that it is learned for every individual? And if it is learned for some people but not others, how do you distinguish those who learn it from those who acquired the behavior due to inborn biological characteristics?

    Finally, what is the harm if it is a learned behavior? Can everyone learn it? Can you?
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Nothing close to the Anus/sphincter/rectum.
    Depedns on the vagina.

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Nothing close to the average Anus/sphincter/rectum. I imagine you are now going to find a description of a particularly nasty vagina to illustrate your point.
    Vaginas have natural protobacteria that keep them clean.

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    What if it is, for some people, a learned behavior? Not every individual has the same degree of neuro-plasticity, which means while some people who have learned to be homosexual may be able to "unlearn" the behavior, other individuals would not be able to do so.
    What if it's not? The what if part is why I;m not so willing to dump my upbringing and values in favor of the opinion that homosexuality is perfectly normal.

    Furthermore, why do you wish to generalize it? What makes you so certain that if it is learned for some people, that it is learned for every individual? And if it is learned for some people but not others, how do you distinguish those who learn it from those who acquired the behavior due to inborn biological characteristics?
    I'm generalizing it like this because I was asked to explore the idea of heterosexuality being a learned behavior. To be honest, I think it's instinct while homosexuality is a choice influenced by certain learned personality traits.

    Finally, what is the harm if it is a learned behavior? Can everyone learn it? Can you?
    You're asking this from the wrong direction. If it's an unconsciously learned behavior, that's pretty damn close to being "born gay" and would (for me) overturn my position on the issue.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Depedns on the vagina.
    See, I knew it.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Vaginas have natural protobacteria that keep them clean.
    Right, manginas don't.

    Tell, Tucker.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Nor am I, as I'm not. What I am is an independent that sees issue for what they are and support the ones I feel strongly about despite which side of the line the fall on.
    Its not moderate/independents that are the ones screaming for small government while advocating for big government.
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    The only reason that the law would exclude same-sex relationships would be because of certain interpretations of the Bible. Interpretations of the Bible are a not a reasonable foundation for deciding law in such a secular society.
    Way to leave out Muslims

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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its not moderate/independents that are the ones screaming for small government while advocating for big government.
    So? That means what to whom?
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    Re: Maryland Gay Marriage Bill sent back to cmte. Shelved for this year at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its not moderate/independents that are the ones screaming for small government while advocating for big government.
    Well it's not conservatives either, so I guess that means no one's really doing that.

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