There continues to be debate by scientist, religious leaders, elected officials, and the general public on whether sexual orientation is something you are born with or if its caused by the environment we are raised in. This has been a very controversial topic for years now due to the fact that there is still no answer to the origin of sexual orientation. It has been a very slow but gradual process trying to get homosexual people equal rights.
CNN did a poll in 2007 asking adults to voice their opinions on whether homosexuals choose to be so. The majority disagreed, which is a very good thing being that it is even more normal now and socially acceptable in the younger generations. Slavery was common at one point in time and now it is seen as one of the United States ultimate sin. Homosexuals have felt ashamed for centuries now, and have even been verbally and physically abused for it. It is time to put an end to the discrimination regardless of the origin of sexual orientation.
Opponents blame homosexuality on environmental factors like brainwashing, sexual abuse, or poor parent-child relationships. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but scientific research has already been able to disprove some of these theories about abuse and conversion therapy. On the contrary, these theories have been supported with evidence leaving the question unresolved. Regardless of the origin, it is now that time where we all fight for equal right for all human beings.