Homosexuality is defined as the sexual relationships between members of the same biological sex. Typically, it stands for social relationships between men, while lesbianism stands for relationships between women (Collins Dictionary Of Sociology, 2006). Recognizing one’s sexual orientation is an integral process that can happen throughout the whole life (Floyd and Bakeman, 2013). Origin of homosexuality is always debated. Kahn (1995) thinks that homosexuality is affected by upbringing of one, while Rosario (2002) thinks that one’s sexuality is genetically determined.
There have been many people who have tried through various studies to prove the ‘cause’ of homosexuality. They have explored biological means through genetics to try and identify if there are any chromosomal differences between heterosexuals and those self declared, as homosexual. Hormonal balances or imbalances within the womb have also been explored in relation to high stress levels within pregnancy. Homosexuality and Genetics. In an article published on news.science.org, Kelly Servick a staff writer for Science (magazine) explains a sudy carried out by Psychologist J. Michael Bailey.
Sexual orientation is a challenging subject for those who have no viable knowledge with the matter. For those who deal with sexual orientation confusion, coming to terms with oneself is a challenge. For those who are homosexual, and grow up in the Catholic Church, are subjected to gay conversion therapy to rid them of their sins. Gay conversion therapy is the act of treating homosexuals as though they are diseased of the mind and must be cured of their illness, their homosexual thoughts. Homosexual boys and men are either forced into conversion therapy or make a voluntary choice to attend because they were raised to believe their sexuality is unnatural.
The main issue people seem to have with same-sex adoption comes from their religious views. Many Christian and Jewish scriptures emphasize the necessity of having both a male and a female role in a child’s life (Chittom and Wagner). Not everyone has the same religious views so why should that be a deterrent in same-sex adoption. Also, everyone in the United States has freedom of religion, so Christian or Jewish views should not be forced on someone. Another problem people seem to have is based on whether or not these same-sex couples are fit to adopt a child, but almost all unbiased studies show that these couples are just as fit as a hetrosexual couple would be (Driscoll and Alexander).
Growing up with same-sex parents does not change the way a child feels about someone, it does not change their sexuality and make them think different. "One comprehensive study of children raised by lesbian mothers or gay fathers concluded that children raised by same-sex parents did not
Introduction Sexual conversion therapy is defined as “a process through which reparative therapists believe they can and should make heterosexuals out of homosexuals” by Chuck Bright, award winning psychology author. He goes on to explain that this practice originates from the belief that homosexuality is sinful and immoral, which comes from traditional religious beliefs (Bright 472). Gregory M. Herek, professor of psychology at the University of California, notes in his article that the term homosexuality was first brought up in the early 1900s to define a mental illness. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the APA called for psychologists to work to remove the stigma historically associated with homosexuality (693). This explains how there is a long history of negative connotations surrounding homosexuality socially, and it was not until recent years when there were movements made to change this.
They cannot change how all the society thinks, another example is in certain part of America (Utah and Washington State) it is legal to have an intercourse with certain animals, the legalization does not change what the society think about them. Other than that there is also a psychological burden to marriage that often leads to divorce (Leiblu, 2004). Seeing how homosexual partner can live wit each other happily without the need of marriage, why do they try so hard to legalize gay marriage. Not mentioning the fact that the government should worry about the rules regarding homosexual divorce. Knowing that legalization of gay marriage will not have a great benefit for the homosexuals, government should not start to legalize gay marriage on the first
Equality Matters One of the most vital lacks of law in many countries is acceptance of gay marriage and child adoption. Gay marriage or LGB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual) marriage is that a man to a man or a woman to a woman marrying to each other. Like all of the people who want to marry to someone owing to the fact that they love them or find marring to that person logical. Like all these people, gay people want to do the same too. They want to declare their relationship to the public and they want to get tied to each other in any way.
What is homosexuality? Homosexuality is a term designated to describe the tendency to direct sexual desire toward another of the same sex. (Merriam Webster Dictionary). Is homosexuality normal? One of the main arguments that oppose to homosexuality is the fact that it goes against biology itself, for the two genders emerge in order to increase the species’ chance of survival by increasing the biotic potential.
Trends are popular nowadays. If someone has a hoverboard, others want a hoverboard, because fifteen other kids have hoverboards. The same will happen to many others causing homosexuality to increase in population. If a friend of yours thinks being gay is right and he becomes a homosexual, you would think it is right because he’s your friend that you have known for over 20 years. Is this what we really want our society to be like?