3-5 Does Gender Non-conformity Influence our preferences? 5-6 Are Twins More Prone to Homosexuality? 6 The Ovine Model 6-7 Influence on society 7 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 Rationale I chose this topic because there is an issue of homophobia around the world. I find it interesting as to why people are homosexual, and if there is a gene responsible for this or if it can be developed later in life. This area of research directly relates to the age old question of “nature Vs. nurture”.
The ‘nurture’ side of nature vs. nurture is if an individual is taught, influenced, or is affected someway by the environment and/or place they live in and who they live with. Either way, the individual is still homosexual. How a child acts are the tendencies significantly swayed by genes. (inspire.in.gov) Therefore, the child or individual could be homosexual or not based on their family background or even their parents or siblings. But parents matter less than they think when it comes to the nurturing process.
Some people believe that sexuality develops from the genetic makeup of an individual and it is merely a matter of doing what comes naturally. However, according to Leonore Tiefer, “(For human beings) sex is not a natural act” (Sex is not a natural act and other essays). As a child learns how to walk with his legs similarly, people learn how to deal with their sexual desires according to their culture and experie... ... middle of paper ... ...s to be heterosexuals in these societies. Apart from this, social norms have been dynamic over time. In conservative American society, where homosexuality was once considered to be ‘sin’ is, now, regarded as ‘sickness’.
The nature vs. nurture controversy is an age old question in the scientific and psychological world with both camps having evidence to support their theories. The controversy lies in which is more influential in the development of human beings. While there is no definitive answer for this, it is interesting to look at each of them separately. There is something to be said for heredity, and the traits that we inherit from our elders. With recent advancements in genetics, such as the mapping of the human genome and the study of epigenetics, scientists have a better understanding of what traits are inherited.
Homosexuality has been excluded from social approval throughout the history of mankind. Many homosexual people are rejected, judged, and oppressed for their deviant attraction to those of the same sex. Although in the past, society has disrespected their rights, the views of several are beginning to change with the rising generation, which has created a large generation gap, and also caused much controversy among social media, religion, and government. Sociologists have considered same-sex marriage from the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic-interactionist theories in order to fully understand the topical problem, discover its prolonging forces, and generate an effective solution to the problem. Through research on the history and current debate on the legalization of gay marriage, one may foresee a future marital impartiality in America.
You can either support homosexuality or oppose it, but what many people fail to do is educate themselves on the topic. There are so many questions to ask about an unknown topic, like is homosexuality genetic, a disease, a disorder, a feeling, or a choice? Being homosexual can cause a person to be disowned by own family, friends, and community. Homosexuality brings confusion and many negative aspects into one’s life, how does that person decide what is right? According to the Catholic faith, being homosexual is not sinful, but the acts of homosexuality are immortal.
Also, the ramifications of the legalization of gay marriage, both for gays and society, will be examined. Finally, I will refute arguments against same-sex marriage. Society benefits by having fewer "closet gays." "Closet gays" are homosexuals who try to abide by society's standards, and marry a partner of the opposite sex (Harbinger 683). However, due to the different sexual orientations of the two partners, problems often occur, causing emotional harm to"closet gays," their partners, and their children (Harbinger 683).
The parallels between Melville's own sexual identity and the sexual identity of his protagonist, Ishmael are quite strong. Thus it follows that Moby-Dick might have been Melville's attempt to understand his own sexuality and its' course, or at least his fantasy. Sigmund Freud theorized that while most male children are secretly attracted to their mothers, homosexual male children harbor attraction toward their fathers. While I am not calling him a homosexual, it seems clear to me that Melville's relationship with his father must have effected him. I assume the effect to be negative, because, Allan Melville was not a model father.
Homosexual people and couples are treated as inferior to that of heterosexuals. The values that homosexual couples exhibit in their daily lives are often indistinguishable from those of their straight neighbors. They're loyal to their mates, and are devoted partners. Many of the reasons offered for opposing homosexual marriage are based on the assumption that homosexuals have a choice in which they can feel attracted to, and the reality is quite different. Many people actually believe that homosexuals could simply choose to be heterosexual if they wished.
Marriage is an important part of life since the Biblical times. For most it normally consists of the union of a man and a woman, but for gays and lesbians, it is the union of two men and two women. Legalizing gay marriage is an issue that has been contested for many reasons. We can contend that gay marriage is a bad idea for the sake of procreation, because the consequences far outweigh the benefits, or we can concede that the emotional stigma that is attached to it will make it difficult for children to *****Therefore it is a difficult issue for society to accept. and a fight for acceptance and freedom to practice gay marriage openly First of all, there are many reasons that are given to refute why gay and lesbian marriages should be a part of our society.