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Being gay may be in the DNA, researchers say
Washington Times ^ | 02/14/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 02/14/2014 1:21:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Researchers say they’ve found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men don’t have a choice — that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality.

In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality, The Daily Mail reported.

The gay brothers were identified and recruited to help with the study over the course of several years’ worth of Gay Pride festivals and marches.

The research was highlighted during the recent annual American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. Researchers don’t know which of the specific genes in the two links of DNA are key to the formation and development of sexual orientation, The Daily Mail reported. But they say their findings add to a 1993 study that identified a supposed “gay gene,” a widely contested announcement that was later mocked when other scientists said they could not find any genetic link that backed that claim.

Still, researchers are saying this latest DNA evidence is ground-breaking and significant.

Dr. Michael Bailey from Northwestern University in Illinois is already concluding, The Daily Mail reported:

“Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play — we found evidence for two sets that affect whether a man is gay or straight.”

But he also added this caveat, The Daily Mail said: “Although this [finding] could one day lead to a prenatal test for male sexual orientation, it would not be very accurate, as there are other factors that can influence the outcome.”

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So, is Lady Gaga right when she sings that you are : "BORN THIS WAY"?
1 posted on 02/14/2014 1:21:13 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Gene therapy cure coming?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 1:23:37 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: SeekAndFind

My, what a convenient coincidence.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 1:23:49 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Garbage. More junk science being used to foist a political view.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 1:24:06 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No. Homosexuality is a personality disorder based on a deep, hysterical fear of the opposite sex, period. This has been known for over a century.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 1:24:32 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SeekAndFind

So... how does it correlate that those with that gene sequence are more likely to be sexually molested as children?


6 posted on 02/14/2014 1:25:03 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play — we found evidence for two sets that affect whether a man is gay or straight.”

crossdressing is genetic? Poppycock. We are born naked. Clothing custom is dictated by culture.

7 posted on 02/14/2014 1:25:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SeekAndFind

If this is true, I wonder how long it will take before the gays will be pro-life.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 1:25:44 PM PST by Guardian Sebastian (Mother of God, pray for us and our country.)
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To: SatinDoll

Is that the commonality with both sexes, or just with women?
I would think the primary motivating factor for male homosexuals would be the desire for unlimited promiscuity.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 1:26:17 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Obadiah

Cancer and Alzheimers is in your DNA, too.
Maybe we should have parades that celebrate Alzheimers.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 1:26:22 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: MrB
So... how does it correlate that those with that gene sequence are more likely to be sexually molested as children?

Homosexuals have strong gaydar (like jedi knights and the Force). They can sense other homosexuals, even children, and help them discover their "true selves". < /Obama Schools Czar >

11 posted on 02/14/2014 1:26:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Let’s just say it’s true for argument’s sake.
If there’s a gene or set of genes, then there will be a test at some time in the future.
Now, if you are a parent and do not want a homosexual baby, what do you do?.......................


12 posted on 02/14/2014 1:27:53 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Obadiah

RE: Garbage. More junk science being used to foist a political view.

Can you elaborate?


13 posted on 02/14/2014 1:28:22 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: MrB

And why do pairs of identical twins not always have the same “orientation?”


14 posted on 02/14/2014 1:28:28 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: SeekAndFind

This thread is gay.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 1:29:02 PM PST by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: TurboZamboni
Maybe we should have parades that celebrate Alzheimers.

We do. It's called Mardi Gras. I can't remember a thing the next day..................

16 posted on 02/14/2014 1:29:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Did they take DNA from 400 pairs of normal brothers and check the results? Scientists call this a “Control.” But these people are not true scientists.

How many normal people have those markers?


17 posted on 02/14/2014 1:30:09 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Red Badger

The real dilemma is for a lesbian couple.... The fetus tests queer and mongoloid


18 posted on 02/14/2014 1:30:12 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: TurboZamboni
Cancer and Alzheimers is in your DNA, too. Maybe we should have parades that celebrate Alzheimers.

I forgot about the Alzheimers' Pride Parade.

19 posted on 02/14/2014 1:30:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

I asked that question of a lib relative and her head about exploded with denial.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 1:30:49 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: a fool in paradise

Did someone say POPPYCOCK?.....................

21 posted on 02/14/2014 1:31:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is the Holy Grail of the homosexual lobby.

After all, if you cannot help your behavior, how could you possibly be stigmatized for it, no matter what that behavior is?


22 posted on 02/14/2014 1:32:15 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Red Badger

Born that way, with makeup and everything?

Was his mama frightened by a clown while she was pregnant?


23 posted on 02/14/2014 1:32:36 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: All

I can’t wait for the battle between the abortionist and gays. If this is true then there will be pre-natal testing. Just as with Downs Syndrome abortions parents will want to abort future gays.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 1:32:48 PM PST by C19fan
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To: SeekAndFind

So the Twins where one is gay and the other isn’t don’t come into play here?

This is science folks. If one valid result doesn’t fit your thesis, then your thesis is garbage.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 1:34:11 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Researchers say they’ve found more DNA evidence that possibly shows gay men don’t have a choice — that their biological makeup drives them to homosexuality. In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality, The Daily Mail reported.

If true, churches could do genetic screening before hiring someone to be a priest/pastor.

26 posted on 02/14/2014 1:34:28 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: rlmorel

It’s all a red herring anyway. Just something to convince fence sitters to accept homosexuality “they can’t help it!”.

Sex positive agenda proponents don’t care WHAT causes it, they just want to see an end to ALL moral judgments of ANY kind regardless of sex, age, relation, marital status, number, or species of partner(s).

Snash monogamy and smash the patriarchy are their goals.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:34:56 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Obadiah
Look at this verbiage:

"...Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play..."

A declaration of fact, followed by a "suggest" statement.

This sounds a lot like the language used by the global warming crowd, doesn't it?

28 posted on 02/14/2014 1:35:21 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Red Badger

Raise the child in the ways of the Almighty Lord.


29 posted on 02/14/2014 1:35:33 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: a fool in paradise

He’s enamored with Rigoletto...................


30 posted on 02/14/2014 1:35:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rush invented ‘the gay gene theory’ long ago.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 1:40:27 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexuality is a mental disorder. The only question left to be answered: Can this disorder be cured and, if so, how?


32 posted on 02/14/2014 1:42:55 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Being gay is no more a genetic trait than is my preference for white and Asian women.


33 posted on 02/14/2014 1:50:06 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Agreed.

But I don’t see this type of thing as a red herring, though, because it applies to a lot of things that liberals seek to destigmatize.

“Convicted of a felony? Not your fault, you have a genetic marker for crime. You should get your voting rights back.”

“Addicted to, or caught using (INSERT DRUG HERE)? Not your fault. You have a genetic marker for that. You shouldn’t lose your job for drinking at work.”

“Didn’t get that job? Not your fault, you have a genetic marker for mental impairment. You will be part of a program that ensures you should go to the front of the line when applying for a job, regardless of how well you interviewed or did on the test.”


34 posted on 02/14/2014 1:51:23 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: SeekAndFind

DeBlasio’s wife was “born” homosexual but has chosen heterosexual behavior. Do these genes allow for all 58 gender permutations as listed in Facebook, or are the scientists displaying quaternary bias?


35 posted on 02/14/2014 1:51:35 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Obadiah

I thought that statement by Obadiah was pretty clear.

Right up there with global warming advocacy. Junk science being used to foice a political view.

I agree with Obadiah, I see it the same way.


36 posted on 02/14/2014 1:53:30 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: a fool in paradise

The end of the parade would be an undetermined time and place.


37 posted on 02/14/2014 1:55:25 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: informavoracious

I’d be willing to bet that there are many with this same gene sequence that have chosen a heterosexual lifestyle, and conversely, there will be those who do not have the sequence but have embraced the gay lifestyle.

This could be a lose-lose for the gay community.


38 posted on 02/14/2014 1:57:20 PM PST by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: Ingtar

And why do pairs of identical twins not always have the same “orientation?”


My understanding from another Freeper reporting on another thread today is that studies of twins where at least one is gay find that the other is 25 times more likely to be gay than otherwise would be expected.


39 posted on 02/14/2014 2:02:45 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Homosexuals just became the newest, wealthiest and most influential pro lifers in history. What is the Left going to do? If you find out your carrying a homosexual child and can abort it who side does the Left support, a women’s right to choose or the homosexuals right to live.


40 posted on 02/14/2014 2:04:16 PM PST by redangus
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RE: DeBlasio’s wife was “born” homosexual but has chosen heterosexual behavior.

Gore Vidal (RIP), the long-time protagonist of William F. Buckley Jr. (RIP ) at NPR’s the Firing Line, was an openly gay man when it was not popular to “out” oneself in the 60’s ( Buckley actually called him Queer on TV ).

Anyway, this is what he wrote:

“We are all bisexual to begin with. That is a fact of our condition. And we are all responsive to sexual stimuli from our own as well as from the opposite sex. Certain societies at certain times, usually in the interest of maintaining the baby supply, have discouraged homosexuality. Other societies, particularly militaristic ones, have exalted it. But regardless of tribal taboos, homosexuality is a constant fact of the human condition and it is not a sickness, not a sin, not a crime ... despite the best efforts of our puritan tribe to make it all three. Homosexuality is as natural as heterosexuality. Notice I use the word ‘natural,’ not normal.”


41 posted on 02/14/2014 2:05:05 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“Sexual orientation has nothing to do with choice. Our findings suggest...”

So their findings only suggest, but they still feel free to announce a definitive statement? These aren’t scientists, they are political advocates.

“But he also added this caveat, The Daily Mail said: “Although this [finding] could one day lead to a prenatal test for male sexual orientation, it would not be very accurate, as there are other factors that can influence the outcome.””

Hmm, does it stop doctors from pushing heavily for abortions when their tests for birth defects are not that accurate? Nope. It won’t stop people from aborting babies that might be gay either.


42 posted on 02/14/2014 2:06:03 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind
Being gay may be in the DNA

Yet, No ONE can definitively identify anywhere in the DNA where such genes exist. What a load of BS. There is a higher likelihood that homosexual tendencies are learned as compared to the possibility of this behavior being coded into a person's DNA.

43 posted on 02/14/2014 2:06:08 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: MrB

“...the desire for unlimited promiscuity” is what makes a homosexual lifestyle difficult for men to reject, but it isn’t the cause of homosexuality.

See: Hypersexuality; Etiology (Wikipedia) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypersexuality


44 posted on 02/14/2014 2:06:26 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN IS BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: informavoracious

Edit to add regarding De Blasio’s wife — THEREFORE, she is BI-SEXUAL.


45 posted on 02/14/2014 2:06:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SoldierDad

RE: Yet, No ONE can definitively identify anywhere in the DNA where such genes exist.

_______________________________

According to the article:

In a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 2:08:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Researchers don’t know which of the specific genes in the two links of DNA are key to the formation and development of sexual orientation,

Evidence of even more junk science polluting knowledge.

47 posted on 02/14/2014 2:08:34 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
n a study at Chicago University, researchers looked at DNA chains of 400-plus pairs of gay brothers and found what they said were two distinct bits of genetic material that they claim are linked to homosexuality.

Meaningless drivel. A claim isn't scientific evidence.

48 posted on 02/14/2014 2:09:38 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The gay DNA hypothesis is FALSE. If it were true, they would have all died out aeons ago.


49 posted on 02/14/2014 2:09:40 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: SeekAndFind

Huh.

Anyone care to take a poke at explaining ancient Greece?


50 posted on 02/14/2014 2:10:35 PM PST by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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