Is homosexuality a choice?

Posted by: lizardsofwaverlyplace

I completely disagree with this but I want to see other people's thoughts on this.

  • Homosexuals are born gay.

  • Gay is a choice.

63% 36 votes
37% 21 votes
  • We can't choose what floats our boats.

  • Given how sh*tty gays are treated in this country and have been treated in this country... Why would anyone ever CHOOSE to be gay if they even were able to choose in the first place?

  • Everyone knows this. Why are you asking this question?


  • I don't exactly think that they are born that way. I think that the 'nature vs. nuture' concept really plays into it. I would be curious to find out if children who were never even exposed to the concept of homosexuality would identify themselves as gay when they get older.... But, regardless, whether it's nature or nurture, who cares? How does what one person does in their bedroom affect you? Oh right, it doesn't!

  • If you truly are gay and the idea of having sex with your opposite gender repulses you then you must have been born that way because I could never be gay just the idea makes my skin crawl.

  • We can all say what we want. Look at society. Most people are followers of "what's hip" or the norm. If gay was a choice, gay people would have turned straight a long time ago and there would be no conflict. Plain. Simple. Done

  • What are the steps to become gay?

  • You may not choose to want to have sex with men but you choose to have sex, otherwise its rape.

    Posted by: xhammy
  • Of course it's a choice, what else would it be, an involuntary spasm?

  • In 2003, we sequenced the entire human genome. Not one single gene was found that renders a romantic preference in humans. See, there really only are two ways a gene can exist: dominant or recessive. If being gay were a dominant gene, then gay people would grow up, be unable to reproduce, and thus not pass on their genes, while straight people would, thus making homosexuality genetically extinct within the first generation of a species. If being gay were recessive, like blue eyes, for example, it could be passed on in theory, but then we would expect the trait to become less and less common down the generations, which contradicts what we see. If romantic preference is not dictated by dominant genes, and it's not dictated by recessive genes, then by definition it cannot be inherent in a person from birth, which is exactly what we found when we sequenced the entire human genome back in 2003. Thank you.

  • You have to look deeply into biology for a correct answer, something we do not possess the technology for. This leaves us all to personal oppinion. I've deided in our limited knowledge of the human mind it is a choice. And that shouldn't be offensive in the least. To say it's a bad choice, or a sin can be taken as offensive, but not simply thating it's a choice.

  • This is almost a false dichotomy as there is probably some middle ground. Saying it's genetic though isn't questionable to say the least. -Identical twins, where one is gay, almost always sees the other as straight. -It's unreasonable to say something is genetic when you are engaging in behaviors that do not allow you to pass your genes down to a next in kin!

  • the blame points to the parents and society. do you let your son play barbie? do you differentiate to your son what are for girls and what are for boys? does your father have ball-time with you? do you watch transformers or carebears? yes, of course, it is a choice. there are people who thinks they are vampires. are they really vampires or are they just retarded? why are they forcing to be blood suckers when the reality is theyre numskulls. same thing. when u try to be what you aren't.. that's not normal.

    Posted by: mal0
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Hanspete says2015-08-19T02:30:56.8336117Z
Maybe on a level we don't yet understand
Greg4586 says2015-08-19T02:45:50.5247553Z
It really doesn't matter if it's nature or nurture.
58539672 says2015-08-19T03:13:55.5145345Z
I wouldn't use either of these answers to describe it. What someone is attracted to is not something you get to choose in life. You can try and fight it but it will always effect you. But since we have yet to find a genetic connection to homosexuality, it is also a bit of a leap to say they are born that way. Most likely it is something that they develop over time, mainly in the early development years. So my answer is, neither.
Vox_Veritas says2015-08-19T03:33:58.2414470Z
Given how badly murderers are treated in this country, there's no way that anybody would choose to be a murderer! Murderers were born murderers! Proven fact guys!
SamStevens says2015-08-19T03:36:22.5363763Z
Here's a good explanation:
briantheliberal says2015-08-20T22:54:51.2608570Z
Xhammy, "You may not choose to want to have sex with men but you choose to have sex, otherwise its rape." - Okay we know that but how does that make being gay in itself a choice when you clearly said it wasn't? It's WANTING to have sex with the same sex that makes someone gay (or bisexual) in the first place.
briantheliberal says2015-08-20T22:57:30.9667005Z
Vox_Veritas, that is nothing more than a ridiculous logical fallacy. Stop making faulty comparisons and correlations between being gay and being a murderer. Being gay (attracted to the same sex) is in no way comparable to taking another life. It makes you look asinine and foolish.
harrytruman says2015-09-26T06:00:26.9162124Z
He says "why would anyone choose to be gay?" This is ridiculous, not only is he insinuating that they are mind controlled into doing what they do, he is presenting a delusion, that may very well be the case in a fantasy land, but in reality, as anyone in it knows, people will shoot themselves in the foot as long as they think it hurt your ears, I met a guy once who spent 100,000$ into counterfeiting 1,000$, with that logic you would have to say druggies don't exist.
CaptnStuart says2016-01-16T04:47:53.1340220Z
Research multifactorial genetics. It's the most up-to-date field in genetics. It basically spells out that life is stupid complicated and rarely has either/or answers, especially in trait inheritance. The most likely case in the example of homosexuality is that people may be born with predisposition to it. This could simply mean that they produce higher or lower levels of certain hormones or neurotransmitters. The cause of this might not even be an actual mutation in a gene, but in methylation patterns in chromosomes (turning genes on/off without actually changing them). In this likely scenario, a person may be born with a predisposition towards same-sex attraction. NOTE: some predispositions are stronger than others, and even if one is predisposed for homosexuality, there will still be some amount of attraction for the opposite sex. If there were not, then homosexuality would be a dominant trait, which multifactorial traits cannot be. ALSO NOTE: predispositions can be overcome! People predisposed for obesity and heart disease do not all get fat and die of heart attacks. In the same way, not all people will homosexual predisposition will be "gay." Because attraction deals with the mind, a person can choose to either ignore it or embrace it. It is a difficult choice, sometimes seemingly impossible. But as far as genetics go, a person cannot be born permanently gay.
CemDogan says2016-01-22T02:27:02.2189890Z
I think it s a personal choice and it is not something natural because if it was natural then Animals would be doing this too , If even animals dont do this then why should humans break the rule of nature and do it for their selfish egos and call this Born this way ?
58539672 says2016-01-22T04:07:14.8875315Z
@CemDogan Animals do have homosexual behavior | |
GaryParker says2016-12-31T12:42:48.4654221Z
To say it's a "choice" is sort of being disingenuous. I would argue your attractions could be influenced by a series of decisions or experiences through life. It's like drinking. Does anyone consciously CHOOSE to be a raging alcoholic? It is something that just sort of happens based on the consequences of previous actions.

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