posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 01:00 PM
Here is what the American Psycological Association says about homosexuality
What Causes a Person To Have a Particular Sexual Orientation?
There are numerous theories about the origins of a person's sexual orientation; most scientists today agree that sexual orientation is most likely
the result of a complex interaction of environmental, cognitive and biological factors. In most people, sexual orientation is shaped at an early age.
There is also considerable recent evidence to suggest that biology, including genetic or inborn hormonal factors, play a significant role in a
person's sexuality. In summary, it is important to recognize that there are probably many reasons for a person's sexual orientation and the reasons
may be different for different people.
Is Sexual Orientation a Choice?
No, human beings can not choose to be either gay or straight. Sexual orientation emerges for most people in early adolescence without any prior sexual
experience. Although we can choose whether to act on our feelings, psychologists do not consider sexual orientation to be a conscious choice that can
be voluntarily changed.
My question is this: When you started dating were you equally attracted to both sexes and decided on one over the other? Or did it just come
naturally? I think most everyone will agree that it just came naturally. So why is it so difficult for people to believe that it's just natural for
homosexuals as well?
If it is natural then it seems wrong to discriminate against gays/lesbians for a condition they otherwise have no control over--sort of like skin