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My views would become more conflicted.
I already accept that people simply are or are not born gay. But if a gene was responsible? Then, while one side would show that it was natural, the other side would claim it was like a genetic disease. It would fuel contention.
What is more? In the next hundred years, I expect gene modification will become a big thing. It will eliminate all sorts of genetic diseases and negative traits. What if parents chose to ensure their children were not born gay? Imagine the backlash!
But almost as bad? Imagine if parents INSISTED their kids were born gay.
On one hand, we'd have intolerant people treating homosexuality like a disease to be stamped out. On the other, we'd have people who fought to be recognized for who they are and who they choose to be FORCING a sexuality onto their child, something that goes against ethics in general, and current left-leaning ethics of personal determination in particular.
No, whether one is pro-gay in every way, anti-gay in every way, or somewhere in between, I think it would be universally true that the discovery of a gay gene would be a very bad thing.
But that does not change how I see the LGBT community now.1