Homosexuality As A Psychological Disorder

1511 Words May 4th, 2015 7 Pages
"The social argument for homosexuality dates back to the ancient Greeks. Aristophanes, in his Symposium investigates homosexuality, although not termed as such, as a desire by men to share a long-term fulfillment of the soul. He believed that two souls are longing to be together, and the sexual desire alone is not strong enough to create homosexuality, but that the cultural environment allows or forbids the relationship to occur" (Heffner, 2003). The debate about homosexuality dates back further than expected. However, it does not matter how far back it goes, there is still the same result, homosexuality is not biological and homosexuals are not "born this way". "Groups supporting gay and lesbian relationships [did not emerge] until after World War II," (Morris, 2015). Research being done today to prove that homosexuality is biological has yet to have solid evidence to support that theory. Therefore, the start up of these groups were quite unnecessary. Homosexuality, at most, is a psychological disorder, meaning it is all in the person 's head. It can be caused by a multitude of things and can be changed with a little help from others. Although there is no irrefutable evidence regarding the origins of sexual preference there is significant historical and sociological support, that homosexuality is environmentally derived.

A psychological disorder is a disorder of the mind involving thoughts, behavior, and emotions that cause either self or others significant distress…
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