The Morality of Homosexuality

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THE MORALITY OF HOMOSEXUALITY Table of content i. Introduction - - - - - - - - - 2 ii. Etymology of homosexuality - - - - - - - 2 iii. Historical Origin - - - - - - - - 3 iv. Types/Stages of Homosexuality - - - - - - 5 v. Factors Responsible for Homosexual Act - - - - - 6 a) Homosexuality as a Lifestyle - - - - - - - b) Homosexuality as an Illness - - - - - - - vi. The morality of Homosexuality - - - - - 10 vii. Arguments Against Homosexuality - - - - - - 10 viii. Arguments for a Homosexuality Alternative - - - - - 12 ix. The Effect(s) of Homosexuality on Individuals - - - 13 x. Recommendations for Homosexuals - - - - - - 13 xi. Evaluation/Conclusion - - - - - - - 14 xii. Works Cited - - -…show more content…
There is also a word referring to same-sex love, homophilia. Other terms include homoerotic, heteroflexible, and metrosexual. Pejorative terms in English include queer, faggot, fairy, poof and homo According to Richard C. Freidman, in Male Homosexuality (1990), writing from a Psychoanalytic perspective, argues that, Sexual desire begins later than the writings of Sigmund Freud indicate, not in infancy but between the ages of 5 and 10 and is not focused on a parent figure but on peers. As a consequence, he reasons, homosexual men are not abnormal, never having been sexually attracted to their mothers any way. The above quotation shows how complex and multidimensional this issue is. Some academics and researchers, especially in Queer studies, have argued that it is a historical and social construction. However, since the end of the 1800s, there has been a movement towards increased visibility, recognition and legal rights for homosexual people, including the right to marriage and civil unions, adoption and parenting, employment, military service, and equal access to health care. Stressing further on how complex the origin and development of this sexual trait is, Rosario posits, The development of a lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) sexual identity is a complex and often difficult process. . . most LGB individuals are not raised in a community of similar others from whom they learn about their identity and who reinforce
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