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    Born Gay?

    created by Ninah 1180 days 22 hours 36 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Born Gay?

    Hey CNet!

    Whether or not sexual orientation is a trait that we are born with or is a trait caused by the environment in which we live has been debated by those who are religious, non religious, and in-between. My question to you is, do you believe that a person is born this way? Or do u believe that it was a choice they made?

    -Ninah H

    Re: Born Gay?

    Hey Ninah!

    As a neuroscience major, I completed my capstone in the area of sex and gender, etc. After doing a lot of literature review, I came to the conclusion that individuals can be born gay. In summary, the wiring of the brain is influenced by a number of molecules, receptors, and hormones. Any shift in those may cause the organization of the brain to be dissonant with the baby's sex, which I believe is most likely to have an impact on sexual orientation.

    On the other hand, I do know of people who chose to be gay or at least bisexual because they wanted to explore their options and what not. I strongly believe that a person's behavior can influence sexual orientation and vice versa. So it can be a choice or a fate. (At least this is what I think).

    Peace! :)