HELP – more for anyone interested
I found this as evidence that scientists struggle to explain the observation I noted in the prior post ~
(copied from Wikipedia article: biology & sexual orientation
“In a 2008 study, its authors stated that “There is considerable evidence that human sexual orientation is genetically influenced, so it is not known how homosexuality, which tends to lower reproductive success, is maintained in the population at a relatively high frequency.” They hypothesized that “while genes predisposing to homosexuality reduce homosexuals’ reproductive success, they may confer some advantage in heterosexuals who carry them.” and their results suggested that “genes predisposing to homosexuality may confer a mating advantage in heterosexuals, which could help explain the evolution and maintenance of homosexuality in the population.”. However, in the same study, the authors noted that “nongenetic alternative explanations cannot be ruled out” as a reason for the heterosexual in the homosexual-heterosexual twin pair having more partners, specifically citing “social pressure on the other twin to act in a more heterosexual way” (and thus seek out a greater number of sexual partners) as an example of one alternative explanation. Also, the authors of the study acknowledge that a large number of sexual partners may not lead to greater reproductive success, specifically noting there is an “absence of evidence relating the number of sexual partners and actual reproductive success,either in the present or in our evolutionary past.”
Important new evidence on a plausible mechanism for the evolution of “gay genes” has emerged from the work of Camperio-Ciani. They found in two large, independent studies that the female relatives of homosexual men tended to have significantly more offspring than those of the heterosexual men. Female relatives of the homosexual men on their mother’s side tended to have more offspring than those on the father’s side. This indicates that females carrying a putative “androphilia genes” complex are more fecund than women lacking this complex of genes, and thereby can compensate for any decreased fertility of the males carrying the genes. This is a well known phenomenon in evolution known as “sexual antagonism,” and has been widely documented for many traits that are advantageous in one sex but not in the other. This provides solid experimental evidence of how “gay genes” could not only survive but thrive over the course of evolution.”
They are trying mightily to prove homosexuality has a biological causation and therefore is not a behavioral choice and in doing so they attempt to remove it from the realm of morality. We would do well to become more informed in this area.