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Ethical Reflection
Research findings on the genetics of sexual orientation are consistently suggesting that same-sex attraction is genetic or rather, associated with particular genes. Most recently, a 2014 study on homosexual men revealed there was a link between gaysm and a distinctive chromosomal region (Ngun & Vilain, 2014). Despite the increasing scientific evidence supporting the relationship between sexual orientation and genetics, same-sex relationships remain a controversial topic. More so, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are highly prejudiced as many people still subscribe to the belief that homosexuality is immoral. As such, research on the genetics of sexual orientation should continue as it will help the society to not only know the truth but also be more accepting and stop discriminating against individuals attracted to the same sex. This paper explains why studies on sexual orientation and genetics should carry on.
To start with, if research relating sexual orientation to genetics continues, it will make same-sex more acceptable and not discriminated in the society. This is because it will help in finding solid evidence to explain that same-sex in constructed through genetics. Most scientists agree that genetics play a significant role in the development of almost all human traits (Ngun & Vilain, 2014). Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that genes also contribute to contribute to people’s sexuality, and more so, homosexuality. For years, members of the LGBT community who are attracted to members of the same sex have faced wide discrimination due to their sexual identity. They are considered evil, often insulted, isolated, can be denied employment opportunities as well as infringed other rights. Besides, same-sex attraction and may be severely punished in some communities. For instance, people who are found practicing gaysm might be killed to death if they are Islam. The negative attitudes towards lesbians and gays by the society are often due to stereotyping and the lack of knowledge of facts. Moreover, people tend to believe that what they know is always right. As such, future research on sexual orientation genetics may be helpful by finding the proof to convince the society that same-sex attraction is inborn and hence, individuals who exhibit this trait should not be punished or discriminated.
The continuity of the genetics of sexual orientation studies is also important as it can help individuals who engage in same-sex relationships to accept themselves. In the recent past, many gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the U.S have publicly revealed their identities. However, many of them still live in denial as the society has made them believe that being attracted to members of same-sex is evil. To escape from the society’s punishments, many LGBTs have chosen to undergo conversion therapies such as genital mutilation and electro-shock treatments, among others in order to alter their sexual orientation. As such, scientific studies on genetics and sexual orientation can help the homosexuals who have not yet embraced their identity in understanding that same-sex attraction is completely normal, should not be altered. In addition, it can help them know that being gay is not something they have control over and should, therefore, learn how to live with it.
Overall, research on sexual orientation genetics should carry on as it can prevent discrimination against same-sex partners. It facilitates the collection of evidence linking homosexuality to particular genes, and this can be used to convince the society that gays and lesbians do not choose their sexual identity. Instead, it is inborn.
References
Ngun, T. C., & Vilain, E. (2014). The biological basis of human sexual orientation: Is there a role for epigenetics?. In Advances in Genetics (Vol. 86, pp. 167-184). Academic Press.
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Ethical Reflection
Research findings on the genetics of sexual orientation are consistently suggesting that same-sex attraction is genetic or rather, associated with particular genes. Most recently, a 2014 study on homosexual men revealed there was a link between gaysm and a distinctive chromosomal region (Ngun & Vilain, 2014). Despite the increasing scientific evidence supporting the relationship between sexual orientation and genetics, same-sex relationships remain a controversial topic. More so, lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are highly prejudiced as many people still subscribe to the belief that homosexuality is immoral. As such, research on the genetics of sexual orientation should continue as it will help the society to not only know the truth but also be more accepting and stop discriminating against individuals attracted to the same sex. This paper explains why studies on sexual orientation and genetics should carry on.
To start with, if research relating sexual orientation to genetics continues, it will make same-sex more acceptable and not discriminated in the society. This is because it will help in finding solid evidence to explain that same-sex in constructed through genetics. Most scientists agree that genetics play a significant role in the development of almost all human traits (Ngun & Vilain, 2014). Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that genes also contribute to contribute to people’s sexuality, and more so, homosexuality. For years, members of the LGBT community who are attracted to members of the same sex have faced wide discrimination due to their sexual identity. They are considered evil, often insulted, isolated, can be denied employment opportunities as well as infringed other rights. Besides, same-sex attraction and may be severely punished in some communities. For instance, people who are found practicing gaysm might be killed to death if they are Islam. The negative attitudes towards lesbians and gays by the society are often due to stereotyping and the lack of knowledge of facts. Moreover, people tend to believe that what they know is always right. As such, future research on sexual orientation genetics may be helpful by finding the proof to convince the society that same-sex attraction is inborn and hence, individuals who exhibit this trait should not be punished or discriminated.
The continuity of the genetics of sexual orientation studies is also important as it can help individuals who engage in same-sex relationships to accept themselves. In the recent past, many gays, lesbians, and bisexuals in the U.S have publicly revealed their identities. However, many of them still live in denial as the society has made them believe that being attracted to members of same-sex is evil. To escape from the society’s punishments, many LGBTs have chosen to undergo conversion therapies such as genital mutilation and electro-shock treatments, among others in order to alter their sexual orientation. As such, scientific studies on genetics and sexual orientation can help the homosexuals who have not yet embraced their identity in understanding that same-sex attraction is completely normal, should not be altered. In addition, it can help them know that being gay is not something they have control over and should, therefore, learn how to live with it.
Overall, research on sexual orientation genetics should carry on as it can prevent discrimination against same-sex partners. It facilitates the collection of evidence linking homosexuality to particular genes, and this can be used to convince the society that gays and lesbians do not choose their sexual identity. Instead, it is inborn.
References
Ngun, T. C., & Vilain, E. (2014). The biological basis of human sexual orientation: Is there a role for epigenetics?. In Advances in Genetics (Vol. 86, pp. 167-184). Academic Press.