Homosexuality: Is It a Choice?

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Homosexuality: Is it a Choice?
Alisa Johnson
March 10, 2016
Liberty University
EDUC 600

Abstract
For decades there has been an ongoing debate over whether being homosexual is genetic or a choice. After many researchers conducted a multitude of trials and test there is still no definitive answer to the question. Even after all the data that has been collected affirming that it is in fact genetic, there have been leaks found in those test that suggest there is some bias on the researchers part. A lot of the researchers who have conducted successful test are in fact homosexuals themselves. There have also been discoveries that complete information was disclosed at time of trials being conducted. So, instead of picking random people and conducting the trials, people where purposely chosen who were homosexual prior to the beginning of testing.

Homosexuality: Is it a Choice?
Sexual orientation has to do with the sex of our preferred sex partner. It is the trait that predisposes us to experience sexual attraction to people of the same sex ourselves (homosexual, gay, or lesbian) to persons of the other sex (heterosexual or straight), or to both sexes (bisexual) (Simon, 2011).
There have been a multitude of studies and research done on homosexuality and whether it is in fact an act based on biological, social or psychological stimulus (Knight, 2000). Since the early 1990s, there have been activist arguing that scientific research has proven homosexuality has a direct link to genetics or hormonal causes. Sexual orientation studies have been conducted on everything from eye-blinking, differences in portions of the brain, finger length, inner ear differences, genes and neuro-hormonal differentiation (Knight, 2000). These studies were performed with hopes of getting a definitive answer to the question: Are people born homosexuals or is it in fact a learned behavior…...

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