Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Homosexuality and the Myth of Choice

We continue to publish content setting the tone on the discussion on the rights of Kenya's gay community.

Today Stephanie Migot shows why arguments that homosexuals do not deserve equal rights as do heterosexuals are both misguided and wrong.
Homosexuality is no more a lifestyle choice than being born with straight or curly hair. People do not wake up one day and decide that they want to be a member of a threatened and oppressed minority. While scientific research continues its search for a definitive “gay gene,” at present the only potentially reliable indicator is the number of older brothers a male child has . LGBTQ people are born, not made or “converted.” Despite the attempts of a number of misguided anti-homosexual groups in the USA, there is no scientific evidence that sexual orientation can be changed.