The debate around homosexuality is complex. This article only addresses one small point. It is often argued that homosexuality is not a choice because, well, go ask a gay person and that’s what they will tell you.
I personally haven’t asked my few gay personal friends because it seems a bit rude.
A little less than half of Americans think that gay people can be born gay. While I think probably most gay people would say they are born gay I haven’t seen such a poll. Even if it is the usual opinion of homosexuals, there are plenty of homosexuals that recognize homosexuality is a choice.
Here are some news articles in which gays say it is their choice:
- “I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too”
- “‘I’m gay by CHOICE’: Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon faces gay backlash after claiming she chooses to be homosexual”
- “CNN Liberal Wants Daughter to Be Lesbian — and Admits It’s a Choice”
Of course, gays saying it’s a choice isn’t why I think it’s a choice. If I say I am a ham sandwich does it make me right? Can I say just anything and be correct? That would be a fun world indeed.