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A Politician Attacks Gay People Using Pretend Science. Real Science Corrects Him.

This guy thinks that because there is no gay gene, being gay is a choice. By that logic, there is no straight gene either. So us straight folks apparently choose as well.  Not that any of this has anything to do with whether two committed adults love each other and should have equal protection under the law. 

A Politician Attacks Gay People Using Pretend Science. Real Science Corrects Him.

Though he's correct about the gene not being identified yet (nor is there one for straight people), there does seem to be a little bit of science indicating genetic and biological factors in determining your sexual orientation. Like, I dunno, lesbians and straight men have the same size brain hemispheres, as so do straight women and gay men; the more older brothers you have, the more likely you'll be gay; lesbians have longer ring fingers; there are startle response differences; gay people tend to be left handed more often; gay men have better memories than straight men; gay men's hair generally rotates differently (seriously); and many, many more!


All of this is irrelevant to the fact his argument has no bearing on a person's right to equality. Share so he knows you care.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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