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Obama: being gay is not a choice

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, October 14, 2010 22:53 EDT
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WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama said Thursday that he believed being gay or transsexual was not a lifestyle choice but was biologically dictated before birth.

As his administration is criticized by gay and lesbian rights groups over what they see as slow progress towards repealing a ban on gays serving openly in the military, Obama weighed in on sexuality at a youth town hall meeting.

“You know, I am not obviously — I don’t profess to be an expert. This is a layperson’s opinion,” Obama said.

“But I don’t think it’s a choice. I think that people are born with, you know, a certain makeup, and that we’re all children of God,” the president said, in answer to a question.

“We don’t make determinations about who we love. And that’s why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong.”

The president’s position is likely to anger some conservative, evangelical Christian groups, which argue homosexuality is a sin, and therefore involves choice.

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  • Phil E. Drifter

    I think there’s that… but there are other options available. I think I read somewhere that Peter North is ‘gay for pay’… take from that what you will.

    In that, it is society which is subtly endorsing m/f relationships but hey, not everyone is born ‘equal’ in their geneology, and apparently it’s caused by too much… something, estrogen maybe, in the womb.

    But mainly it’s society subjugating those who reach a higher plane of consciousness, for lack of a better expression.

  • Phil E. Drifter

    (see ‘roman orgies’) everyone was runnin’ around naked back then.

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