as gay.With this emerging problem, you would think that someone getting married might want torun tests ensuring he or she really is marrying someone of the stated orientation. But itdoesn’t work that way. A person can in all ways act straight and swear on a stack of phone books that he/she is straight, but that’s not conclusive proof. Likewise a person can act andclaim to be gay, but later events can show he was just “confused” and wasn’t gay at all. A person’s intrinsic sexual orientation, apparently, is determined by what the personeventually declares him/herself to be.This leads to an interesting question: “What percentage of the population dies beforefinally acting on their true orientation? Obviously some, but under this perspective, it isentirely possible that
is homosexual, but most die before coming out. It is also possible that everyone really is heterosexual and those who assert otherwise are only“confused.” So while some assert that homosexuality is an inherent, unchangeablecharacteristic, it follows that it is impossible to say who has it -
nothing can be presented as conclusive proof.
This problem trashes all research supporting an organic basis for sexual orientation.
If aman can’t tell that his wife and sexual partner of 22 years was a lesbian, how can aresearcher tell a persons' orientation with a 15-minute interview and perform valid studieson what caused it?
Any study of the cause of sexual orientation needs some criteria to say who is and who isnot gay. If Fred were evaluated when he was connected with Sue, the criteria would havehad to determine that he was straight. If the criteria were used when Fred was with Mike itwould have said Fred was gay. So the same study that tried to prove that homosexuality isan inherent, unchangeable condition would also have been forced to conclude that Fredconverted from straight to gay.