Friday, April 13, 2007

Sexuality is genetic: New York Times

Interesting article in the New York Times yesterday reviewing the latest scientific evidence that concludes sexuality is genetic. Money quote:

Desire between the sexes is not a matter of choice. Straight men, it seems, have neural circuits that prompt them to seek out women; gay men have those prompting them to seek other men. Women’s brains may be organized to select men who seem likely to provide for them and their children. The deal is sealed with other neural programs that induce a burst of romantic love, followed by long-term attachment.
Not that it should matter, of course. Even if one's sexuality was chosen it would still be an intimate and important aspect of one's life - like religion, say - worthy of constitutional protection. But it does answer conservatives who argue that homosexuality is a "lifestyle".

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