The causes of a trait should not influence how we see it. He then recruited 40 pairs of gay brothers and got to work. Several theories have been advanced to explain this contradiction, and new experimental evidence has demonstrated their feasibility. The Growth of Biological Thought: For example, 6 of the 16 supposedly "heterosexual" male subjects had died of AIDS-an extraordinarily large percentage, given this was a period when AIDS was still contained mostly to the gay community. This study was criticized for its vaguely described method of recruiting twins and for a high rate of psychiatric disorders among its subjects. They worry more about this than the consequences of choice or environmental explanations, which are not without risk either.
But there are still legal protections for them.
Are gay people born that way?
The biology of sexuality diversity tells the world to deal with it. Published August 14, What is BBC Future? In fact, it suggests the opposite, that it is not inborn. Sexual orientations Asexual Bisexual Heterosexual Homosexual. Many people reason, "Gee, if gay people are born that way, isn't it unfair to stand in the way? Accessed March 6,
Bem sought support from published literature but did not present new data testing his theory. People may change the identity labels they use and who they have sex with but sexual attractions seem stable over time. The subjects were classified into three groups. The Psychobiology of Sex Orientation 2nd ed. Ward thinks this question is the next frontier of queer thought. Archives of General Psychiatry. Nonetheless, it is possible to conclude that, given the difference in sexuality in so many sets of identical twins, sexual orientation cannot be attributed solely to genetic factors.