Why was the cure for homosexuality defended?

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In the 70s, the DSM national diagnostic book contained homosexuality as a mental decease, and doctors worked on finding cure for it. Then it was removed. Why is that? Who are the people who want people to be sick? This time it couldn't be the doctors because they lost their funding. Any theories?
 

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Sure. A mental illness is something that causes significant disruption to a person's life. To be a mental illness, it interferes with a person's enjoyment of relationships, work, family.

Homosexuality doesn't fit that criteria.
 

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Didn't Mike Pence support gay conversion therapy?
In the 70s, the DSM national diagnostic book contained homosexuality as a mental decease, and doctors worked on finding cure for it. Then it was removed. Why is that? Who are the people who want people to be sick? This time it couldn't be the doctors because they lost their funding. Any theories?
they also stopped giving children cocaine tooth drops, and using dildos to cure women's "hysteria" whats your point?
 

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Just because certain behaviors are hard-wired in some humans doesn't mean such behaviors are desirable to include in the societal structure.
 
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They think homosexuality is normal. They can't count 1+1 and future that unless 50 out of any 100 people are gay, homosexuality is not expected and is not normal. What is most homosexuals are bullied and manipulated into homosexuality, and they would be just normal otherwise?
 

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They think homosexuality is normal. They can't count 1+1 and future that unless 50 out of any 100 people are gay, homosexuality is not expected and is not normal. What is most homosexuals are bullied and manipulated into homosexuality, and they would be just normal otherwise?
most people would argue that people are bullied and manipulated into heterosexuality.
 
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They think homosexuality is normal. They can't count 1+1 and future that unless 50 out of any 100 people are gay, homosexuality is not expected and is not normal. What is most homosexuals are bullied and manipulated into homosexuality, and they would be just normal otherwise?
most people would argue that people are bullied and manipulated into heterosexuality.
That would mean that the expected majority of people is bullied and manipulated into sex instead of discovering it spontaneously. Proving this would earn a noble price.
 

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They think homosexuality is normal. They can't count 1+1 and future that unless 50 out of any 100 people are gay, homosexuality is not expected and is not normal. What is most homosexuals are bullied and manipulated into homosexuality, and they would be just normal otherwise?
most people would argue that people are bullied and manipulated into heterosexuality.
:cuckoo:
 

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Sure. A mental illness is something that causes significant disruption to a person's life. To be a mental illness, it interferes with a person's enjoyment of relationships, work, family.

Homosexuality doesn't fit that criteria.
Since when?
 

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They think homosexuality is normal. They can't count 1+1 and future that unless 50 out of any 100 people are gay, homosexuality is not expected and is not normal. What is most homosexuals are bullied and manipulated into homosexuality, and they would be just normal otherwise?
most people would argue that people are bullied and manipulated into heterosexuality.
:cuckoo:
were you beaten up and called a "straight" alot as a kid?
 

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They think homosexuality is normal. They can't count 1+1 and future that unless 50 out of any 100 people are gay, homosexuality is not expected and is not normal. What is most homosexuals are bullied and manipulated into homosexuality, and they would be just normal otherwise?
most people would argue that people are bullied and manipulated into heterosexuality.
:cuckoo:
were you beaten up and called a "straight" alot as a kid?
Straight kids weren't beaten up. Homos were.
 

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In the 70s, the DSM national diagnostic book contained homosexuality as a mental decease, and doctors worked on finding cure for it. Then it was removed. Why is that? Who are the people who want people to be sick? This time it couldn't be the doctors because they lost their funding. Any theories?
The title of your OP in the context of your post makes no sense.
 

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Just because certain behaviors are hard-wired in some humans doesn't mean such behaviors are desirable to include in the societal structure.
such as religion
Not even ten posts and the deflecting from severe mental illness has began.
religion is a severe mental illness that effects millions of americans
Yes, queers are mental.
Don't you christian believe illness is only curable through prayer?
 

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Gay conversion therapy denies the reality that homosexuality is no threat to the individuals or others.
 

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