Is it a choice being gay?

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  1. ContactCeleb profile image53
    ContactCelebposted 9 years ago

    Is it a choice being gay?

    1. AEvans profile image77
      AEvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you ask? smile

    2. Shakola W. profile image57
      Shakola W.posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      no

    3. Kadmiels profile image54
      Kadmielsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      wow this could be deep think i will stay out of it

    4. galleryofgrace profile image79
      galleryofgraceposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My response to your question- I don't know!
      My opinion, I can offer. Many of the older generation were brain washed and at church every time the door opened.
      Therefore we were taught that there is only the union of  "one man"- one woman".
      Children of today are not raised in churches and therefore have not been taught (had certian theories drilled into their minds),
      that it's supposed to be "one man-one woman".

    5. Drew Breezzy profile image68
      Drew Breezzyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Homosexual people I know tell me they have dated the opposite sex but they are attracted to the same sex they can't help it.

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    Is this a joke?

    1. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Is it a choice being straight?

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        cosetteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No.



        No.

        people are born with their sexual identity, which is why those crazy "deprogramming" things don't work - why deny your true self?

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          Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I agree 100% with you Cosette!

          1. tantrum profile image61
            tantrumposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Agreeing as well !

        2. Misha profile image71
          Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Now, I bet this refers not only to sexual orientation. Anybody dares to think it through? wink

    2. RKHenry profile image76
      RKHenryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ralwus, you always have the perfect answer!smile

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    Yawn...this again?

  4. blue dog profile image67
    blue dogposted 9 years ago

    should we care?

  5. Kudlit profile image68
    Kudlitposted 9 years ago

    Are all replies to this post all questions? smile

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      rednckwmnposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      no

    2. Lisa HW profile image65
      Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Are all the replies supposed to be questions? 
      Is it not good to reply with a question? 
      What if a person prefers to answer with a question?
      Can I post a thread that is not a question?
      Are questions good things?
      Are questions bad things?
      What if a person needs to answer with a question?
      What is your favorite color?

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        wordscribe41posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol  My non question answer is:  NO, it's not a choice.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I agree, no choice involved. smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol I love ya girl you are funny.

  6. hubby7 profile image65
    hubby7posted 9 years ago

    It's the nuture or nature question all over again, but only this time is in relation to gay people.

  7. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

    I will actually answer this one seriously. I think for some people it is a choice, and for some people it isn't. I just experienced first-hand how genes get all screwed up during fetal development (no damage done by Mom, I might add). I do think there are many folks whose genes just get messed up in utero and they were supposed to be the other sex.

    That said, my ex-hubby has a sister who, after 20 years of marriage and 2 kids, decided she was gay. She lived the lifestyle, had a girlfriend, lived with her, talked about getting married to her -- and then 5 or 6 years later decided she wasn't gay and remarried her ex-hubby.

    So yes. For some folks it is a lifestyle choice, and for others it's not.

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      Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes...and concerning your first paragraph, I'd even take it further.  Maybe it's actually something of a balance in nature thing.  Optimizing sexual reproduction in a species for survival of the race.  Just something I've thought about.

      Oh, and scientists believe the in utero argument has to do with a balance of hormones the fetus is subjected to.

      Choice:  Possibly, in the example of your ex-sister in law, she is bi.  Then, lol, yes, I guess you could say those people "have a choice."

      1. lrohner profile image80
        lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You are too much, Misha. No. She is not "bi". I believe she was suffering from a mid-life crisis, much like Nelle is now, and that's how it played out for her.

        And your bit about "optimizing sexual reproduction in a species for survival of the race" just sounds a bit too off for me. A bit Germanic, perhaps?

        1. Valerie F profile image54
          Valerie Fposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Okay, now that I'm done cringing, perhaps I should remind you that there is a difference between Germanic and Nazi.

        2. Misha profile image71
          Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Misha? yikes

          What are you smoking, Lisa? God forbid mistaking me for Lita, we are two absolutely unrelated species tongue

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          Leta Sposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Um...I wrote that, not Misha.  And I'm not German, either.  I'm Danish.  Anyway (?)  Not sure what that meant.  German in thinking or philosophy?  OK...just read Valerie F's. comment..  Uh, no...I'm a nasty liberal, far from a Nazi, wink  I'm talking, sigh (omg), about a balancing act inherent in nature.  Maybe a bit Spinoza in being 'off'.

          And dare I say, what you "believe" and possibly what "is" can be two different things. Perhaps you've heard sexual orientation is kind of a continuum?  From completely straight to completely gay?  Your sister in law MAY fall somewhere in between...frankly, she'd better, otherwise, I don't know how she'd manage to be attracted to another woman, wink.

  8. Lady_E profile image66
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    I think its a choice.

  9. Colebabie profile image58
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    What with the labels?

  10. Valerie F profile image54
    Valerie Fposted 9 years ago

    How you were wired is not your choice. What you make of yourself is.

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    ralwusposted 9 years ago

    LOL RK. Not always, but I do try. thanks this is nuts

    1. RKHenry profile image76
      RKHenryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more.  What is up with that?

      Completely nuts!!!

 
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