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Homosexuality in our society

             In July 1994, the American Psychological Association after many years of research concluded, "Homosexuality is neither mental illness nor moral depravity. It is simply the way a minority of our population expresses human love and sexuality" (American Psychological Association qtd. in "The Biological"). This is one of those arguments that make people reflect about their beliefs and opinions on homosexuality. Homosexuality in this society is still not fully accepted, and one of the reasons is because it is viewed as being a choice, and unfortunately the wrong one. People always forget the fact that homosexuality appears to be a constant all over the globe, regardless of how tolerant or intolerant any particular society is. This should make us reflect as a society that homosexuality has to be accepted as a normal phenomenon, and that it is a fact of some people's existence. Homosexuality should be viewed as a sexual identity of a part of the population. The definition of homosexuality is not danger and therefore it is not dangerous. This is how Scott L. Hershberg, psychology professor at the University of Kansas, defines what homosexuality is, "Homosexuality is a sexual attraction to someone of the same anatomical sex" (qtd in Patternson, D'Augelli 27). In this definition there is nothing that refers to any particular difference in the social aspect. The only difference that exists between homosexuals and heterosexuals is the most common phenomena that happens with every species, and that is individuality. Because there is no difference in the social aspect society has to accept homosexuals as being part of it.

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