Is being a homosexual a genetic thing?

@heatspine (1141)
April 24, 2007 8:33pm CST
I just wonder if homosexuality is a result of genetics ... sort of its already in the genes. Or is it plainly a social effect? If it is in the genes, then some people are already born gay? Just want to clarify that this thread does not incriminate gay people.
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@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
2 May 07
There's a lot of research which points to the possibility of gay people being born the way they are. However, whether or not it's a genetic thing, or just an imbalance of hormones in the mother's womb while she was with child is still be studied. Personally, I don't think it's genetic. If so, homosexuality would tend to run in the family. That's not always the case, though. That's why I tend to lean towards the "hormonal imbalance" side of the argument.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
5 May 07
That's an interesting point latrivia. Yes, it could be a hormonal imbalance - one in which it cannot be passed on to the next generation
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
26 Apr 07
There have already been scientific and medical reports linking homosexuality as a predisposition of DNA coding. it's NOT social or environmental. NOW your environment can cause serious CONFUSION on the topic, because we live in a society completely confused about sexuality, completely IGNORANT about it, and I think it's hard for people to be their true selves, when they are caused to doubt themselves. What does this thread have to do with incrimination? There is nothing WRONG with being gay. It's people in society who JUDGE OTHERS and mistreat others.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
25 Apr 07
I think beeing homosexual is something you are born with. I do not think people learn or become socialised into beeing gay.