From: Preston Simpson 7 Jul 94 10:24
To : Dave Oosterman
Subj: Re: laws
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PS> Actually, current research and evidence tends to indicate that some,
PS> possibly all homosexuals, have a genetic/hormonal difference in their
PS> brains that makes them prefer the same sex. The idea is that the brain
DO> Where was this (these) study(ies) conducted, where is (are) they
DO> published? I am truly interested in reading more about this issue.
As soon as I find that particular bit of information, I'll
share it with you. In the meantime, here are a few things to
In my Human Development textbook, (copyright 1992) it is
reported that the American Psychiatric Association stopped
classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder, save where the
patient himself thought there was something abnormal about his
It is reported by various researchers (McWhirter, Reinisch, and
Sanders in 1989, Money in 1987, and Remafedi in 1991) that
homosexuality is most likely determined by genetic, hormonal,
and environmental factors. Ellis and Ames in 1987 stated that
prenatal hormone conditions may also play a role in determining
sexuality. The same researchers determined that children raised
by gay or lesbian couples/parents are no more likely to become
homosexual than those raised by heterosexual couples/parents.
This combined with other factors tends to at least suggest that
homosexuality is predominantly a biological condition. It is
also reported that attempts to modify homosexual orientation
have been rather difficult.
DO> Thanks in advance, Dave
No problem. That's all I have at the moment, but I've just
skimmed the little library I keep here in the office. As soon
as I have more, I'll post it.