Maybe it is actually a choice after all.
"Maybe it is actually a choice after all."
I think there are two types of homosexuals: those who are biologically homosexual and those that choose to be gay. Allow me to elaborate...
Individuals who are biologically homosexual are hormonally/chemically *different* than heterosexual people. This MAY be caused by the genetic makeup of the individual, but something within their system does not functional normally. The resulting chemical imbalance alters their sexual preferences.
Here's the rub: there are MANY chemical imbalances within the body that we have no problem TREATING (OCD, depression, and even stuff like high cholesterol). Unfortunately, there is some kind of stigma with TREATING homosexual urges. Why? If we could find a pill that could cure beastial or pedophiliac urges, don't you think we'd promote treatment? You bet we would. Why can't we promote treatment for homosexual urges? Even VOLUNTARY treatment? A person with OCD, for example, can determine if the condition is disruptive enough to warrant medication. Why not give homosexuals the same choice?
Speaking of choice, the second type of homosexuality is behavioral choice. Now, some would argue - "Why would anyone CHOOSE to be so radically different? Why would anyone CHOOSE to be discriminated against?" Well, let me offer anecdotal evidence that this is, in fact, a possibility.
My sister played college basketball. She is heterosexual, but there were plenty of lesbians on the team. Simple observation showed that there were two types of lesbians: those that were biologically inclined and those that chose the lifestyle. Why did they choose to go gay? Well... they were big girls... sometimes unattractive. They - like everyone else - wanted to be loved. When it became clear that men weren't really interested, they succumbed to the suggestions of their biologically homosexual teammates. Many of these "by choice" lesbians dabbled in homosexuality until a heterosexual option presented itself. Then, suddenly, they were homosexual no more.
That was enough to convince me that homosexuality-by-choice was real.
So... sometimes it's a choice, sometimes it's a condition that could probably be treated if society would just CONSIDER THE OPTION.
The same sex behavior is a choice. The abnormal condition of attraction however is not. Therefore just like any other abnormal propensities the behavior can be overcome as long as one desires to change it.