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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Is heterosexuality a choice?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MACS-24 View Post
    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.
    Then they're not choosing. They're experimenting and discovering what they truly are. It's like trying several different flavors of ice cream. You like one more than the others. And then you eat more of that one.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    When you wake up tomorrow and find out that there is STILL no such thing as homosexual marriage in most states, don't be too shocked. It's just reality doing what reality does; being real.
    How long before gay marriages are recognized in most states?

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    No, a person is or a person is not gay. Gay people are not turned gay or turned straight. Gay is gay and straight is straight. Sure there are doubters, people who try it both ways but most of them will be bi-sexual or bi-curious. Fully straight men do not engage in homosexual behavior (or most of them do not at least).

    People should allow other people to be what they want to be when it comes to gay/straight/bi-sexual/transgender, people do not choose the path they find themselves on so it would be pretty nice for other people to remember that and treat everyone like they want to be treated themselves.

    I am straight but that does not define me, being a decent person defines me much more than my gender/age/etc. Live and let live IMHO.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    How long before gay marriages are recognized in most states?
    When 18 more states allow SSM. How long before most states allow the right to carry loaded handguns?
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    When 18 more states allow SSM. How long before most states allow the right to carry loaded handguns?
    I prefer loving over killing. But hey, to each his own.

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    Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Attraction is a byproduct of hormonal and chemical as well as physiological reactions within the body. These are programmed into our DNA and at the right times are coded to take effect; love is a byproduct of such sequencing of events. Therefore if such events occur is heterosexual humans then they too must occur in homosexuals; the differences lie in how the sequencing unravels and the outcomes it creates. In heterosexuals men like women and vice versa. This is the way the code is written in most humans; it is a standard for the specie, however there are humans in which the sequencing can result in a different outcome such as homosexuality. This doesn't warrant a correction of a condition, it is simply how one comes to be; homosexuality is not standard to the specie however it does occur and how we deal with this variance is largely influenced by societal standards, expectations of such and the laws governing our particular cultures.

    Neither heterosexuality nor homosexuality are choices, they are both byproduct of our generic sequencing with heterosexuality being the standard and natural outcome of such sequences.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    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?

    Please attach the link that documents the 50% correlation.

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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.
    The specifics of behavior we choose is simply that, a choice.

    But the homosexual sex drive, like the heterosexual sex drive, is simply not a choice.

    Current scientific presentation (less than a year old) has revealed that homosexuality is epigenetically inculcated during gestation (not "genetically" inculcated) ..

    .. And, when you examine the causative factors of homosexuality it bears an exact resemblance etiologically to the etiology of spina bifida and other birth defects: http://www.debatepolitics.com/sex-an...th-defect.html.

    At this point in time, there is no other unrefuted scientific presentation on the cause of homosexuality .. and the current scientific presentation on the cause of homosexuality has yet to receive any rational scientific conjecture from other scientists.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Anybody have statistics on the sexual orientation outcome of children raised by gay parents? After all...role modeling is a real effect of parenting.

    My bet...NO...gay parents don't in anyway influence their child's sexual orientation.

    If that's a good bet...then I'm betting that sexual orientation...is simply a product of wiring at birth.

    However, I'm not claiming that environmental homosexuality doesn't exist. I don't doubt that it does. But I believe that environmental sexual orientation effects...are the exception and far from the rule.

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