But still, genetics probably play a role.
As I see it, the real question that would need a conclusive answer for genetics to have any bearing in the way you describe is: “Do genetic traits make a person homosexual despite any decisions they try to make, do they simply make it easier to make those decisions, or do they have no effect whatsoever?”
If the last, then there is obviously no issue with the bible/church bit, they can still claim it is a sin and such without any evidence to the contrary.
If the second, their position would be shaken but not badly damaged. It could be argued both ways. Either that the choice to take the easier route is a sin (and that would fit well with much religious thought), or that the genetic predisposition leaning towards homosexuality is proof god designed us this way, so any religious claims of sin must be false.
If the first, then obviously homosexuality cannot be a sin…Well, unless you start arguing that evil men/forces have intentionally contaminated the genetic code of man to include homosexuality, or some crazy **** of the like…I bet you someone would go that route.
Personally, I think it is most likely the second, or a combination of the first and second (as in some have the choice made by genetics, and some make the choice themselves).
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Yeah, it pretty much does.
I also have a very strong preference for women. I find women to be sexually attractive, and it would severely impede my happiness and productivity if I was no longer allowed to engage them.
Likewise, I find the notion of a romantic relationship with a male repugnant. Being forced to engage in one (or at least pretend) in order to get the same rights as other citizens would also negatively impact my happiness, my freedom, my sense of self, my positive influence on the rest of society, and my productivity.
Some preferences are minor and easy to work around. Some however, are not.
If it's a choice, how would you feel if homosexuality suddenly became the law and heterosexuality were outlawed?
Second, there are plenty of heterosexual couples, including me and my husband, that did not get married under a specific religion, but we are still considered married.
Last, why in the heck should we spend all that money, as in our government, to change or make so much new paperwork and set of rules for civil unions, if they are the exact same thing as marriages? It is a waste of money. We already have a word to cover civil unions, it is called marriage.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.