Originally Posted by JoeMorgue
I agree. While causes of things are of academic
interest they aren't that important outside of the context of problem-solving. So if you don't see homosexuality as a problem that needs solving what ultimately causes it isn't terribly interesting.
I like strawberries and dislike pears. I prefer hot weather to cold. I like less clutter in my house than most. I like other dudes sexually. All of these preferences are real, and I live my life accordingly so they are of varying degrees of importance to me
but I don't need a backstory to explain them or science to justify them or other people's agreement and approval. Finding out there's a strawberry-preference gene won't make me eat more or fewer strawberries. So long as nobody tries to outlaw strawberries it doesn't matter.
A scientific proof of the cause of homosexuality is as functionally important as a religious revelation against it if you are committed to living in a free society.