If it became the acceptable thing to' come out' as gay, would homosexuality die off?
Riddle me this.
Lets assume that homosexuality is genetic.
If homosexuality became widely accepted and marriage was legal everyware, wouldnt the homosexuality gene die off eventually?
Since some gay people dont come out and decide to just marry the opposite sex and live a straight life and have kids with the opposite sex (passing the gene down) the gene will never dissapear.
But if it is widely accepted and marriage is welcomed, most gays would marry each other and not be able to have kids(adopt kids yes, but it wouldnt be passing genes) so there would no longer be any homosexuality since the gene isnt being passed down to any other generations.
That's assuming that Gay-ness is the recessive trait. If on the other hand it is a dominant mutation, then the trait would die out over time without reproduction. The only source of new gay genes would be new mutations.
Even with the recessive gene it gay numbers would dwindle over time due to genetic drift and natural selection. It would just take longer.
Last time I checked, it was only straight couples that are having gay kids... Two guys or two girls cannot reproduce, so homosexuality has always and will always be here. Unless of course science is able to single out and isolate the gay gene, then couples could weed out the gay aspect.
Re: If it became the acceptable thing to' come out' as gay, would homosexuality die off?
That could very well be true, but I often wonder about a few years ('96-'98) where many of the chicks in my hometown were bisexual or gay, and then in '99 and '00 they were all straight again and even had kids and married.
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Homosexuality is genetic? Well that's gotta shock the disgruntled fathers of the world! "But dad, it's genetic!" <What?! you mean I'm gay too. The neigbours can't find out!> "Well I could have gotten my atraction towards men from my mother's side..." <No way, she went lesbo after marrying me!>
I don't know, but like I said, there were a few years where none of them were bisexual before ('93-'96), then a good deal of them were ('97-'99), and then they all weren't bisexual again ('00-'01). I moved to another city (not because of that, LOL) after '01 so I don't know if bisexuality rose to power again in that town.
Dude its true!!! i swear! atleast in some cases. We used to have this dude in our class he was a fashion geek, and when homosexuality became more focused in media. He started to dress Gay and then he became gay after a while.
Point is, it's very possible it could be both genetic and fashionably popular. For example, some girls are born with big boobs. Some aren't but want them because they're considered cool. Therefore, they have plastic surgery to increase their boob size. I'm not sure if that's the best example, but it's the only one I could think of with 12 minutes to go in the work day.
no, there very much is such a thing as fashionably gay, though most if not all are attention whoring temporary bisexual girls. *HOWEVER* straight society rewards them with attention and adoration, so given something to gain there is an exception. since there is nothing to gain by being a gay man as opposed to a straight man, i dont see how any man would choose to be gay
It's silly to think otherwise. C'mon man, I don't what they're teaching you in California about trends (oops), but you gotta be cave crazy (no homosexual pun intended...I think) to believe that there aren't girls who tell others that they're bisexual and get involved with kissing girls even though they have no true feelings for them but only want to elevate their social status.