Should homosexuals procreate?

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    Disclaimer: I'm asking this purely from a philosophical standpoint. If we had a philosophy forum I would've put it there. I would prefer to keep religion and law out of this discussion, so both of those forums are out.

    It is a given that homosexuality has been observed in the animal kingdom and most reasonable people accept that by and large homosexuals, both human and animal, are born that way. That is to say their attraction to their own sex is neither a choice, nor is it a product of their environment. I've also heard many people, most recently KittyKoder, suggest that it's a natural mechanism for keeping populations in check. Personally, I think this is a very reasonable hypothesis. And that's what led me to ask the philosophical question, should homosexuals procreate? If it truly is nature's population control mechanism, then isn't that just another way of nature saying this is the end of the line for this genetic combination? Of course we know that existing technology enables us to circumvent nature's intent in this case, but just because we can, does that make it a good idea?
     
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    No way !!

    Homos should be rounded up and locked away in mental institutions to recieve treatment.

    The ones who are diseased or infected, should never be released into the public.
     
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    well if, as you say homosexuality is nature's way of saying these people shouldn't have children, one could logically assume that infertility is also natures way of saying those people shouldn't have children, right?

    If a homosexual is willing and able to make the commitment of having a biological child then I see nothing to say it's wrong.

    Children deserve to be brought into a loving, nuturing environment...regardless of the parents sexual orientation.
     
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    Wow. Just wow.

    I'll check Mein Kampf and see what Adolf had to say about the subject.
     
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    I have no problem with gays being allowed to adopt or raise kids that they crated via sexual procreation.


    Just wait until it's possible to clone humans for infertile heteros and gays.
     
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    Can you please provide some links showing that homosexuality has been observed in animals?

    Besides, isn't man supposedly smarter than animals? THEN WHY THE HELL compare ourselves to them? LOL!
     
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    I didn't "say" anything, I merely asked a question. Fox News aren't the only one's that can do that you know. ;)

    But I agree, if it's true about homosexuality, it's true about infertility too.


    Does that mean you dismiss the population control hypothesis?


    Of course they do. But this has absolutely nothing to do with the question.
     
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    But you do have a problem with them using artificial insemination?
     
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    as long as the process is done by doctors who are not pressured into doing it despite their personal views I don't. If a gay friendly doc wants to provide gays with artificial insemination then so be it.
     
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    That's funny, I feel the same about homophobobics!
     

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