Why there are some people  that are homosexual and there some are heterosexual?Why there are some people  that are homosexual and there some are heterosexual?

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This is a question that has been researched by many groups, and is still hotly debated. There are groups, especially Christian conservatives, who think that people who are homosexual do not want to be homosexual and it's an illness that can be cured. Most researchers in the scientific fields believe it is biological.

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This is a question that has been researched by many groups, and is still hotly debated.  There are groups, especially Christian conservatives, who think that people who are homosexual do not want to be homosexual and it's an illness that can be cured.  Most researchers in the scientific fields believe it is biolgical.

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The Kinsey Report in the late 1940s is probably the most comprehensive study of human sexuality ever compiled, at least in the United States.  In tens of thousands of interviews about human behavior, he developed the theory that human sexuality is a continuum.  This is important because it explains why some people are bisexual and lends that identity a scientific and perhaps genetic link, as opposed to a person simply "choosing" a so-called lifestyle.  Those friends I have who are gay or bi-sexual, actually, in every case, have told me that they have known from a very young age what gender or genders they were attracted to, which leads me to believe it is much more about genetic makeup and identity than it is about behavior and choice.

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