Identical twins, one gay, one ain't

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    I've know one of them for a while, and met her identical twin sister only once. One had longer hair so that's the only way I could tell them apart. One is normal, married, one child. The other is gay, "domestic partner", and has a kid through artificial means.

    Someone explain to me how this is possible, if homosexuality is a genetic trait.
     
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    I heard that everyone has cancerous cells. But how they mutate, get killed off, and/orrepair themselves that will or will not result in someone "having cancer."

    Or something like that.

    Maybe everyone has the trait (gene) but how it morphs in one's body make the difference?

    FWIW, my jury is out on whether it is genetic or not.
     
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    Cancer's a mutation that occurs after your born. Oh, I suppose it could occur while in the womb, but with all that protection from the environment it seems unlikely.
     
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    Maybe, while the babies were in the womb, the positioning of one blocked the other from hearing the Barry Manilow music when mom played it?
     
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    Barely Maninuf never made a gal gay. Suicidal maybe.
     
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    Hear about the mall that wants to pipe in BM (and the initials are NOT a coincidence) music to keep the kids away?

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It'll be Barry Manilow versus the mall rats. The New Zealand city of Christchurch hopes that putting the American crooner's smooth and gentle tones into the mix of music to be broadcast through the central mall district can pacify unruly teens who congregate there_ or at least convince them to go elsewhere.

    "The intention is to change the environment in a positive way ... so nobody feels threatened or intimidated," Central City Business Association manager Paul Lonsdale told The Associated Press. "I did not say Barry Manilow is a weapon of mass destruction."

    A group of several dozen young people regularly spread rubbish, spray graffiti, get intoxicated, use drugs, swear and intimidate patrons at the outdoor mall, he said.

    The city council, police and local property owners covering 410 businesses agree that "nice, easy listening" music like Manilow's "Can't Smile Without You," "Mandy" and other hits might change the behavior of loitering teens.

    But one 16-year-old told The Press newspaper that unfashionable music wouldn't deter them.

    "We would just bring a stereo and play it louder," Emma Belcher said.

    Lonsdale countered that the city would then hit them with anti-noise laws.

    The Associated Press: Mall wants Manilow music to drive out unruly teens
     
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    Interesting line of reasoning.
     
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    It's an interesting question for sure.
     
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    In essense, they are bisexual.
     
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    No, the couple that gave birth via artificial insemination (OK, I told y'all) are in a committed, long term, lesbian relationship. Yet the identical twin sister is in a normal marriage.
     

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