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    Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    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?

    There's no poll.

    But no, homosexuality isn't a choice. Gays can't just flip over to the other side anymore than a straight person can make himself gay.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    There's no poll.
    Should be fixed now.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    I can't find the link right now, but I have read how caregivers note that alzheimer patients might forget the names of their friends, loved ones, where they grew up, what work they did......but what they never seem to forget is who they are attracted to.
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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 are no genetic markers for homosexuality. There has been considerable research with monozygotic (identical, same DNA) twin databases, and no correlation exists. Ergo, it may be a subliminal choice depending upon circumstances, or a blatant choice. The matter was considered a psychological abnormality at one time and I still think it is, although it goes against the "urban legend" of coordinated media sympathies. I am not a homophobe and don't care who's gay. I don't want gays " influencing " young minds because they will claim genetic without offering positive proof and will cause confusion in my child's developing thought processes. I'm for gay marriage contractually, just like any other legal contract.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    I don't think your sexual orientation is a choice.
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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 core of homosexuality is not having sex. It is who are you attracted to. We rarely choice or biological reaction to another human being. Though I love the idea of us getting up on our 16th birthday and saying its time to make a choice. Go out and kick the tires so to speak on both. See which one fits you, as you can't make a real choice if you don't know both.



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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    I would think that any heterosexual who believes homosexualty is a choice test out their theory by choosing homosexuality for a little while to see how well that works out for them.

    Should be an easy matter if there is anything to their opinion.
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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    There are no genetic markers for homosexuality. There has been considerable research with monozygotic (identical, same DNA) twin databases, and no correlation exists. Ergo, it may be a subliminal choice depending upon circumstances, or a blatant choice. The matter was considered a psychological abnormality at one time and I still think it is, although it goes against the "urban legend" of coordinated media sympathies. I am not a homophobe and don't care who's gay. I don't want gays " influencing " young minds because they will claim genetic without offering positive proof and will cause confusion in my child's developing thought processes. I'm for gay marriage contractually, just like any other legal contract.
    I think the latest research has found a connection in the some element (escapes me at the moment) between the markers.

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    Re: Is Homosexuality A Choice?

    I selected maybe.


    I don't think it is always a clear cut you are born one way or another. I believe that factors other then genetics or brain function probably play a role for some. Environment, life experiences, or other factors may play a part for some.

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