The following video discusses the possibile existence of a “gay gene.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzGmnLFu6S8
A scientific experiment is featured regarding two brothers who were separated at birth, and both identified as gay. One of them grew up without a father, and had always thought that this was the reason for his homosexuality. Many scientists argue that homosexuality is a combined result of both nature and nurture. Some argue that it is completely biological, and some argue that it is purely a result of how the child is raised. If there is a “gay gene,” I’d predict that as technology advances, someone could potentially develop a way to identify whether the baby possesses this gene while still in the womb. If such technology were developed, would parents wish to know whether their child possessed this gene? If they did so, would they choose to change their child’s sexual orientation and “make them straight”? Would individuals argue that this is unethical? Could it be argued that it is unethical NOT to change the “gay gene” due to all the psychological stress that the child is bound to experience while struggling to be accepted by their peers due to their sexual identity? Will there ever come a day when it wouldn’t matter whether the child has the “gay gene” or not… could it ever be considered the equivalent of discovering whether your child is a boy or a girl?