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Sexual Orientation Science

Science vs. Prejudice in Hawai'i Marriage Equality Debate (VIDEO)

Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson

During the acrimonious debate over marriage equality in Hawai'i over the past week, the question of whether being gay is a choice or immutable has played a key role. I did not originally plan to testify about my many years of scientific research on this topic, but I changed my mind.

Born This Way? (VIDEO)

John Corvino | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Corvino

Why are some people so quick to latch on to bold claims about the biological origins of homosexuality? I think it's because they believe that we need to show that we're born gay in order to establish that our sexuality is a deep, important and relatively fixed part of who we are.

Sexual Orientation And Civil Rights

Richard Lyon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Lyon

Establishing lesbians, gays, and bisexuals as a legally protected class is an important goal in the quest for equal civil rights under the Constitution. The fact that Judge Walker made the finding that he did is no guarantee that other federal judges will make the same finding.