posted on Aug, 22 2012 @ 08:43 PM
Let's put a little medical science into the discussion. The reason why the cause of human homosexuality is debated is because, like many things in
human existence, there is no single cause and the various causes are what we call "multifactoral."
Human sexuality and sexual development is a bit of a complex continuum of various factors. Identical twin studies show that there is more propensity
to be gay in identical twins, even if they were raised in seperate homes, to be homosexual. However, that increase is not large much less complete. It
indicates a genetic factor but, since the correlation is not 25%, much less 100% as expected in idential twins, that genetic factor cannot logically
be the only factor.
So, we have genes, interutero hormone exposure, other interuterine exposures to exoginous chemicals and hormones, various embryonic developemental
milestones, birth sizes, nutrition, birth complications, social and cultural influences, famililar influences, media influences, and early gender adn
sexual interaction that all together end up, eventually, giving us a sexuality developed person. Strong evidence that the presence and absence of
gender role models affecet sexual development and things like abuse can affect sexual identity.
In short, it is a very complex question that does not lend itself to any simple answer and, honestly, I find the answer irrelevant exept as an
academic exercise because, from a societal and governmental standpoint, it is not the business of the state or fellow citizen whether a person is gay
or not, as long as we are talking about consenting adults.