Tuesday, 04 June 2013 22:43

47% Of Americans See Gay/Lesbian Orientation As Birth Factor

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A new Gallup's poll shows now 47% of Americans view being gay or lesbian as a sexual orientation individuals are born with. Finally!


Even if that does not represent the majority yet, let's be delighted to know there are more and more people who understand we are not sick, we are not gay because of our upbringing or because of the environment in which we have grown.


Gallup had conducted a similar poll in 1977 and of course, the results had not been the same at all. Most questioned people attributed the origins of same-sex orientation to upbringing or environment.


But despite everything, this comprehension is still recent. In 2006, the birth factor increase a little bit and then, as reports Gallup, 2012 marked the start of a trend toward an increasing belief that people are born with a same-sex orientation.


As a result, the Americans' support for same-sex couples also increased. Today, 65% are in favour of a legal recognition of same-sex relationships and more than 50% are in favour of marriage equality.


The fact of being visible, to be out and proud, to be represented a little bit in the media too contributed to this change (75% of Americans say a close acquaintance has told them he or she is gay or lesbian) and that will have still a positive impact in the years to come.

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