No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I’m on the right track, baby

I was born to survive…
Ooh, there ain’t no other way, baby, I was born this way
Baby, I was born this way
Ooh, there ain’t no other way, baby, I was born this way
I’m on the right track, baby, I was born this way.
~ Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Many people are sympathetic to persons with same-sex attraction demand for a “right” to marry because they believe that such persons were “born that way” and can’t change; therefore, allowing them to call their relationships marriages gives such persons their only opportunity for a recognized relationship.

There is, however, no science supporting a “gay gene” or combination of genes or hormonal cause for same-sex attraction.

In 1995 The Journal of Homosexuality published 4 issues (Vol 28, numbers 1/ 2. 3/ 4) on the question of biological causes for same-sex attraction. The issues were republished under the title Sex, Cells, and Same-Sex Desire: The Biology of Sexual Preference, and edited by John DeCecco and David Parker. Their conclusion:

“Current research into possible biological bases of sexual preference has failed to produce any conclusive evidence.”

Parker and DeCecco are by no means conservatives, but they acknowledge that “one’s sexual preference may change over time.”

Since 1995 no new scientific, replicated studies have even claimed to find a biological cause for same sex attraction.  Unfortunately, more people are inclined to believe Lady Gaga singing “Born this Way,” than believing the evidence.

Dale O'Leary is a freelance writer and lecturer. The books include The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality and One Man, One Woman. She has written for numerous publication, appeared...