Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual. In formal English, the word retains its original meaning of "carefree", "cheerful", or "bright and showy". The use of the word to refer to male homosexuality may date to the late 19th century, but its use gradually increased in the midth century. In the s, "gay" became the word favored by homosexual men to describe their sexual orientation. At about the same time, a new, pejorative use became prevalent in some parts of the world. Among younger speakers, the word has a meaning ranging from derision e.
Is Homosexuality a Choice?
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The term "gay" may be confusing and even foreign to some, forcing people to ask, "What is gay? While "gay" can be thought of as a synonym to "homosexual," there is more to the meaning of gay than that. Homosexuality is considered to be same-sex sexual attraction and behavior and "gay" is a synonym of homosexuality. The term "homosexuality" 1 was first used by Victorian scientists who considered same-sex sexual attraction and behavior a "moral deficiency.
Sexual Attraction and Orientation
People choose to be gay. They are making an immoral choice, which government should discourage. Sexual preference is biologically determined. Government should protect gay people from discrimination because homosexuality is an unalterable aspect of their identity.
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