Study Introduction Homosexuality

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Chapter I
Background of the Study
Homosexuality is a preference for affiliation and the sexual activity with a person of the same sex. The potential; for the homosexual behavior appears to be a basic part of the human sexuality, since many people experience homosexual interest, curiously, or activity at the same point in their lives. Many homosexuals prefer to be called “Gay” or in the case of women “Lesbian” because of the exclusively sexual commotions of homosexual1. Homosexuality, Grolier Family Encyclopedia, vol 9 (Connecticut: Grolier Incorporated, 1964) pp. 283-84. A wide degree of diversity exists among the types of individuals who identify themselves as homosexuals. The popular stereotype of the homosexual as a sexually promiscuous make who cannot or will not maintain a relationship reflects one type. There are however, many gay, people, female and male, who have formed long lasting, sometimes lifelong relationships. Additionally, many homosexuals raise children alone with their parents. Gay persons are very kind of job and are very political persuasion. Some are open about their homosexuality, and some are private. Some view their orientation as biological given and as a preference. Some lesbians cite men’s dominance over women as one of the reasons why they choose women as partners.2 Anita Worthen and Bob Davies Todd, Homosexuality has been in most cultures throughout history. Despite tolerant periods, however- in ancient Greece, for example-homosexuality has been widely condemned. Both Judaism and Christianity historically view homosexuality as sinful. This tradition was put into law. As a result, homosexual activity was considered as a crime, and the penalty in early courts was death. Homosexual behavior is still illegal in many countries and US. Homosexuality occurs, however, even in societies that strongly condemned it. More recent theories to account for homosexuality have included...
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