Of course some adult sexual orientation is caused by early social conditioning, but through research and hard evidence, scientists have found that sex, gender and sexual orientation are all determined genetically. Kate Bornstein the author of Gender Outlaw, states that sex, gender and sexual orientation are all interchangeable like the shuffle of cards. As in her case, she was a transsexual man, but still desired 'only' women. As a transsexual lesbian she contends that though you may be born a certain sex (the physical genitalia), your gender identity can be the complete opposite. When Bornstein was still a physical man she stated: "I felt I was a woman, and more importantly I felt I belonged with other women."
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”.
This ideology continued until the first gay activist called Karl Ulrich started the decriminalization of homosexuals. He claimed that homosexuality was biologically based in which the embryo’s body and mind developed in different directions. However, today this characteristic is called transsexual in which the female or male mind is trapped in the opposite-sex’s body (Barnecka et al., 2005). Another explanation that was given for homosexuality was that the mind was degenerative. This was proposed by Richard Kraft, where the degeneration affected the opinions on sexual orientation, his theory made homosexuality to be removed from the sin category in most European countries at the beginning of the 20th century (Gallagher & Baker, 2006).
The result of their research concludes that genetic factors take on a big part of a person's sexual orientation. This can lift the burden of self-blame from homosexuals because they are no longer the blame for their own sexuality. The three major theories that are used in an attempt to explain the causes of homosexuality are biological, psychoanalytical, and learning theories... ... middle of paper ... ...d in sexual orientation." I've always believed that a person's sexual orientation is something way more complicated for the environment to be able to tamper with. In my opinion, environmental factors may be able to affect a person into making temporary judgments or to experiment new things.
Human Sexuality- Nature Vs. Nurture? There is floods evidence to support that there is a genetic and not a psychological link to homosexual behavior, and there is just as much arguments from the other side that states that homosexuality is all based around environment that the person lives in an the people that the person is around. Nature Nature is referred to those qualities in a human that are inbuilt, better said it is inherent. Sexuality according to the views of nature, it is simply the result of inherent tendencies, genetics and biology. Scientific investigation has been done, which include twin studies to learn of the genetic contribution of a certain trait in them.
As the precedent set by Brown V. The Board of Education exhibited in 1955, which pleaded a case for racial equality, the same theory of creating a separate but equal environment for groups of any nature has been proven to be unconstitutional. On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the US Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry. Most Americans opposing the Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages belong to conservative, religious, or Republican groups. These opponents of homosexual equality fear that the allowance of same-sex marriages will lessen the validity of heterosexual marriages and make a mockery of the tradition that brings two loving souls together. Many argue that marriage is a sacred union between a man and a woman established for ... ... middle of paper ... ...ago; those laws were overturned in 1967 and are now seen as absurd and discriminatory.
Heather Barnes Ellis English 11, Period 1 18th March 2014 Homosexual Rights Rough Draft As of January 6th, 2014 gay marriage has become legal in seventeen US states. Homosexual marriage and adoption rights have become a controversial issue, although it is unconstitutional and discriminatory to prohibit gay marriage and adoption, it is also argued that marriage is traditionally between only a woman and man as it always has been and should be. Studies and voting polls have taken place in order to receive the most accurate data from both the children affected by the issue and American society as a whole, which can be the deciding factor of whether or not homosexual marriage and adoption rights should be granted. Same-sex couples should be entitled the same rights, protections, and benefits as heterosexual couples. Throughout the 1980s, news of the AIDS epidemic increased homophobia and discrimination of gays.
On one final note, homosexual behavior is not limited to humans and has been recorded in over 1, 500 species (ranging from primates to parasites like the gut worm). 500 of the species are currently being documented (due to most of them being in ca... ... middle of paper ... ...upport of a federal government act like DOMA which essentially tramples states’ rights. At long last we have covered ten of the most common arguments against LGBT rights, particularly same-sex marriage. Needless to say there are plenty of other arguments out there against the LGBT community, yet all lack logical and reasonable basis for denying us equal rights. Opposing the inevitable is a waste of precious time, money and energy.
Society's Conception of Sex The connotation of the word sex is so vague that it can be manipulated to mean virtually anything, however the definition of the word within society has remained the same. Penetration is the defining factor of sex in its literal sense, however it can be altered to include a variety of acts. Anthropologist Margaret Mead, and President Clinton found loopholes in the connotation of sex, and used it to the benefit. The context in which Mead used the word was to encompass the various acts that accompany intercourse, such as oral sex, to prove that Samoan society is far more promiscuous than our own. President Clinton also used the vagueness of the word to his benefit.
The bible, also, condemns many aspects of our current day society and allows for slavery. Rather than taking the bible literally, one should consider the historical context and then adjust to today’s norms. Corvino is right in defending the morality of homosexuality, because homosexuality is morally sound. This essay has a very sound argument. Majority of the essay is spent pointing flaws in the opposition, rendering the opposing arguments null.