Are People Born Gay?

(Photo credit: Lee Chu.) Lady Gaga suggests that gay people are "born that way". But is homosexuality a choice?

Homosexuality was considered illegal behavior when I was a child. In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court finally ruled to…

In England, the Buggery Act passed in 1533 proscribed capital punishment for gay people until being repealed in 1861. In other words, if homosexuality is a choice, historically speaking it has been an extraordinarily difficult and dangerous choice to make. During the 1950s, the great mathematician Alan Turing was chemically castrated for being gay, which led to his suicide.

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