Every time I see another article trying (and failing) to convince me that homosexuality is biologically determined and therefore not a choice
, I want to take an axe to someone's stupidity. Yes, yes, I agree that sexuality has a biological component, but so do all complex behaviors...not to mention some severe psychological disorders--like schizophrenia. Now, I'm going to assume that you're not going to argue that schizophrenics should be left untreated and "in peace" with their paranoia, hallucinations, and madness because schizophrenia is biologically determined and therefore not a choice (and remember that most schizophrenics are not a threat to others)...so what does a biological basis for homosexuality prove again?
Look. Whether or not homosexuality is a choice is immaterial. Proving irrefutably that it has a biological basis won't stop some raging homophobe with too much power and/or money from trying to breed or otherwise bioengineer you out of existence or to abridge your rights. Therefore, stop worrying about finding the biological basis for homosexuality and start worrying about the protection of universal human rights and freedoms. Think bigger. Imagine a world that tolerates and respects the widest-possible spectrum of human behavioral variation and establish a set of universal principles to honor and protect that variation, which may then be applied to an infinite number of situations. So that when you're denied the health, tax, and social benefits of marriage because your partner is of the same sex, we know that it's just as wrong as being denied employment as an airline attendant on the basis of your dreadlocks. Sure, you could cut the hair or shack up with the opposite sex, even if doing either makes you desperately unhappy--BUT WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE TO IN THE FIRST PLACE?