1/2/12

Dear GOP, Adam and Stephen are identical twins and they deserve equal marriage rights. Fear & prejudice are no excuses for inequality




5 comments:

  1. Proof you aren't born that way?

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  2. No, cases of one gay twin are what are actually being studied to prove that it's genetic

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  3. Identical twins, not identical sexual orientation. And people still saying it's genetic.

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  4. To the "Anonymous" commenters above:

    Yes, the same way a pair of right and left-handed monozygotic twins* demonstrates that people aren't born right or left-handed. As it happens, both handedness and sexual orientation are not fully determined genetically, but do seem to be biologically hardwired at birth. Gee, how utterly shocking. It's almost as if the genome isn't fully determinative of brain development and there's a random component**. Shocking, I know.

    Oy vey, this "reasoning" gets exasperating to see every time this subject comes up, but I consider myself a reasonable fellow. To those teeming witless swarms who think that non-concordant twins are a demonstration that a trait isn't innate, you're idiots and can best serve humanity by being processed into a fine paste and eaten. You're filled with valuable nutrients that less stupid people could use.


    *Yes, these exist, and I've known at least one example, though it's well-documented in scientific literature, so look it up if you care.

    **For the record, comparative twin studies do show higher than chance rates of concordance for both handedness and sexual orientation among monozygotic twins compared to fraternal twins and for both groups compared to adoptive siblings, indicating a genetic component as well.

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  5. "To those teeming witless swarms who think that non-concordant twins are a demonstration that a trait isn't innate, you're idiots and can best serve humanity by being processed into a fine paste and eaten. You're filled with valuable nutrients that less stupid people could use."

    That response seems a little . . . I don't know . . . *extreme*.

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