Homosexuality : Genetic Or A Choice?

1724 Words May 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Jessica Lamb
Professor Daniel Levine
PSYC 3320
May 9 2015
Homosexuality: Genetic or a Choice?
It’s the year 2015 and the talk of homosexuality is still a controversial topic. Some people believe that being homosexual, or “gay”, is a choice and by being with someone of the same-sex you are committing a sin or doing something that is not viewed as “normal”. Although, now on television we are starting to see more and more homosexual couples and homosexual people on TV programs. Are people finally getting with the program and accepting that homosexuals deserve the same rights as heterosexuals? “How do adolescents become homosexual, bisexual, or heterosexual? One of the perspectives is that this is not a choice we make, but rather something that is primarily biological; we simply just turn out that way (Shaffer, 277).” According to the article, A Scientific Examination of Homosexuality and the “Gay Gene”, “The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male population, and 1.4% of the female population identify themselves as gay, lesbian, and or bisexual” (Harrub, 1). So the real question here is, is having a homosexual orientation genetic or is it just a choice that we make? Is being gay in our DNA? Studies of sexual orientation that were focused on twins show evidence that it is. According to Michael Bailey and his colleagues they find that identical twins are more alike in sexual orientation than fraternal twins are (Shaffer, 277). But the results only found that about half of the…
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