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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    I do not think it is a choice - you may choose to live with it or not though. I do not believe in all the time of human evolution that humans began by choosing straight or gay; therefore, even though there is no genetic "proof", I believe you are born with it - a genetic alteration (not defect). One of life's simple purposes is to pass on genes, excluding technology man+man or woman+woman it's impossible.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Who or what you are attracted to might or might not be your choice, as in preference, but the state doesn't have to approve even if it's not your choice. If you are attracted to children, relatives or animals, the state isn't obliged to accommodate your "involuntary desire" that you have little control over.
    I actually agree with some of that. But we are not talking about those who cannot give consent such as children. We are also not talking about incest or beastiality. That slippery slope argument has already been refuted so many times. We are talking about 2 consenting adults not committing incest. Nor any other act that could be considered illegal.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    Funny thing is that a lot of homosexuals have done just that, including a close relative. Seems to bear out that it is a choice.
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    It's called "being in the closet". That usually doesn't work out so well.
    Not necessarily, many, many pre-teens and young teens naturally "experiment" even though they know and grow up to be straight. It's a natural process of puberty and realizing sexuality.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There has been considerable research with monozygotic (identical, same DNA) twin databases, and no correlation exists.
    What are you talking about? If an identical twin is gay then there is a 50% chance that the other twin will be gay. That is astronomically higher than for fraternal twins and the general public. Obviously it isn't purely genetic, but virtually everyone now agrees that genetics do play a role. Where did you get your information?
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    This isn't about whether one is for or against gay marriage.....

    Simply vote and discuss whether you believe that homosexuals have a choice in the matter, or were simply born that way, with no choice whatsoever.

    Please be courteous - thanks in advance.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I'd argue that it is not a choice in the majority of cases. However, that being said, I wouldn't deny the possibility that certain individuals might take up the lifestyle purely as a matter of counter-cultural personal preference either.

    After all, there are plenty of fetishes out there far stranger than same sex coupling which require no innate biological compulsion to pursue. Why would homosexuality necessarily be an exception to that rule?

    Human beings can have a tendency to gravitate towards the more depraved ends of sexual spectrum with disturbing ease when left to their own devices. History has more than proven that.
    Hmm, good point. I've never thought/heard about possible fetish connection. I'd say that is plausible.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    This isn't about whether one is for or against gay marriage.....

    Simply vote and discuss whether you believe that homosexuals have a choice in the matter, or were simply born that way, with no choice whatsoever.

    Please be courteous - thanks in advance.
    Hasn't this been discussed like 100 times?

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    Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Manta View Post
    I actually agree with some of that. But we are not talking about those who cannot give consent such as children. We are also not talking about incest or beastiality. That slippery slope argument has already been refuted so many times. We are talking about 2 consenting adults not committing incest. Nor any other act that could be considered illegal.
    Of course but the argument that the government must accommodate you if you can't help what you are attracted to is blown by the fact we all agree it doesn't in the case of bestiality, incest, etc.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    This isn't about whether one is for or against gay marriage.....

    Simply vote and discuss whether you believe that homosexuals have a choice in the matter, or were simply born that way, with no choice whatsoever.

    Please be courteous - thanks in advance.
    There is no rational reason to think it's a choice.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Hasn't this been discussed like 100 times?
    Don't ask me - I don't troll here that often....

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