We believe the eight predisposing factors lead to just two conditions that are necessary for the development of homosexuality. Learn about these two conditions. The official explanation from the APA says that there is no consensus about what causes homosexuality.
Past and present civil rights battles. The term "homosexual" in this section is used in its medical sense. It refers to persons who have a homosexual orientation. That is, they are sexually attracted only to persons of the same sex. Unfortunately, the term is now being considered pejorative by some in the LGBT community.
Many years ago, we titled this section "homosexuality and bisexuality. These are more neutral terms, at least for now. Mohler made this comment inone year after private, consensual same-gender sexual behavior was decriminalized across the U. When this menu was most recently updated during JUN.
Homosexuality remains a "controversial issue of debate. Supreme Court in the case Obergefell v. Hodges An introduction to bisexuality legalizing gay marriage throughout the U. A debate that is now rapidly rising in importance concerns equal rights for transgender individuals. The main difference between sexual orientation and gender identity: Until mid, the most controversial topic related to the LGBT community was marriage equality -- allowing qualified same-sex couples to marry, limited only by the same age and genetic restrictions that are in place for opposite-sex couples.
This is discussed in a separate section of this web site. On JUN, the U. Supreme Court made a major ruling in the case Obergefell v. For the first time, same-sex couples were able to obtain marriage licenses across almost the entire United States -- all 50 states, 4 of 5 territories and the District of Columbia.
As of early the exceptions were: The territory of American Samoa where most of the population are regarded as American residents, not American citizens. Thus rulings by the High Court do not necessarily apply there. Some Native American jurisdictions where Native tribes are given jurisdiction over certain cultural matters.
A few county clerks may still be refusing to issue licenses, but no accounts have been published recently in the media.
Even if a couple is refused a marriage license by one clerk, they can usually travel to an adjacent county in their state to obtain one.
Preventing equal rights for transgender individuals and transsexuals. Preventing the LGBT community from attaining equality in other areas beyond marriage, including: Although marriage equality was a major social change, some same-sex couples have been married one day only to find themselves legally fired from their jobs on the next.
Pro-equality groups have shifted their efforts to expanding equality to these other areas by passing state laws prohibiting discrimination.Jul 20, · A Behavioral Theory of Bisexuality Part One: Introduction Posted on July 20, by joannadeadwinter For years now, the gay rights movement has been the LGBT movement, and it is the B in that acronym that I want to explore.
homosexuality and bisexuality, and transgender individuals, transsexuals, & gender identity The desire of store owner's to discriminate on sincere religious grounds against their . Societal attitudes toward homosexuality vary greatly in different cultures and different historical periods, as do attitudes toward sexual desire, activity and relationships in general.
All cultures have their own values regarding appropriate and inappropriate sexuality; some sanction same-sex love and sexuality, while others may disapprove of such activities in part. This book provides an accessible introduction to bisexuality studies, set within the context of contemporary social theory and research.
Drawing on interviews conducted in the UK and Colombia, it maps out the territory, providing a means of understanding sexualities that are neither gay, nor lesbian.
Historical background Open bibliography in its own window: Modern attitudes toward homosexuality have religious, legal, and medical underpinnings.
Statement From The American Psychological Association (APA) The official explanation from the APA says that there is no consensus about what causes homosexuality.