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Social Argument For Homosexuality

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The social argument for homosexuality dates back to the ancient Greeks. Aristophanes, investigates homosexuality, as a desire by men to share a long-term fulfilment of the soul (Heffner, 2003). (Heffner, 2003) continued to state that Aristophanes believed that two souls are longing to be together, and the sexual desire alone is not strong enough to create homosexuality, but that the cultural environment allows or forbids the relationship to occur. According to (Heffner, 2003) the current debate is whether or not homosexuality is a result of nature, a person’s environment and surroundings, or of his biology and genetics, the debate tolerates both sides because both sides have the ability to create a scientific environment to support their cause.…show more content…
This statement is of course debateable in the case of biological factors that contribute to homosexual as it suggest some men are not born gay, but are turned homosexual by their surroundings. According to (Heffner, 2003) childhood components as the largest contributing factors to homosexuality, the surroundings that a child grows up in plays a huge role in homosexuality, very Often they examine childhood play patterns, early peer interactions and relations, differences in parental behaviour toward male and female children, and the role of gender constancy in the household (Heffner, 2003). While environmental factors may include experiences of sexual abuse or other traumatic events a common contributor to same-sex attractions is a disturbance in the development of gender identity (Gender identity refers to a person’s view of his or her own gender; that is, his or her sense of masculinity or femininity) its formed through the relationships that a child has with the same-sex parent and same-sex peers (Harren,…show more content…
While in rural areas the less exposure to these such things, as in rural areas children are raised based cultural principles and its seen as a taboo to be gay or lesbian, for example in Zulu culture being gay or lesbian is seen as a disgrace to the family and may lead to you being disowned, this argues that the environment is much more powerful than genes in the development of homosexuality. According to (Tatchell, 2015) homosexuality as being meaningfully influenced by pre- and post-birth environmental factors which means that homosexuality is influenced by factors such as woman diet during pregnancy, exposures to any chemicals or substances (pre-environmental factors) and factors such as parenting styles or trauma or even child peers (post-environmental factors). (Tatchell, 2015) continue to state that study by Dr Tuck C. Ngun and his team at the University of California found that an procedure using epigenetic information from a simple nine regions of the human genome can predict the sexual orientation of males with up to 70 percent
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