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  • What if gay-rights advocates ‘born this way’ argument is wrong?

    New York Magazine - 06/16/2014

    “It’s not a choice!” is a fundamental refrain of the gay-rights movement often echoed by both gay rights activists themselves and their allies. It adds a stark, clear line to the debate: You, the anti-gay-rights person, are punishing people for something they have no control over, just like their gender or the color of their skin. To casual observers of the movement and to its everyday allies, this might not seem like a controversial notion (it’s one I’ve certainly invoked dozens of time over the last decade), but Suzanna Walters, head of the gender and sexuality program at Northeastern University, sees things very differently.