Homosexuality is a term that applies to both men and women who have sexual feelings towards members of the same sex. It is a key issue in sexual ethics and one that many groups are keen to resolve.
Many areas of science resolve the issue of homosexuality as a sexual ethics dilemma by analysing the causes of homosexuality. Sigmund Freud claimed that homosexuality is a personality disorder resulting from a person’s failure to deal with repressed issues of sexuality from infancy and to develop fully into mature sexuality. He claimed that the causes of homosexuality simply trace back to the relationship between a child and their parents. Many researchers believe that homosexuality may be the result of an imbalance of the hormones or a genetic disorder. Both these arguments go some way to solving this dilemma as both conclusions suggest that homosexuality is not a moral choice and cannot be prevented or supressed.
The Roman Catholic Church provides a view on homosexuality which they claim solves the issue of homosexuality as a sexual dilemma. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that homosexuals should be treated with respect and compassion and that discrimination should be avoided. The Church teaches that homosexual feelings are not wrong, but putting those feelings into practice is. Homosexual actions are sinful because they are contrary to natural law as they do not allow for reproduction. Homosexuals are, therefore, encouraged to pray and seek the help and support of their church to live a life of chastity. The Catholic Church will argue that they have resolved the sexual dilemma of homosexuality by reaching a sort of compromise which states that homosexuality is acceptable to a certain capacity. This solves the issue from a religious perspective and provides the view that homosexuality is not morally wrong.
Liberal Christians claim to have solved the sexual dilemma of