A major new study of homosexual men and women by the Kinsey Institute for Sex Research has found little or no support for most of the traditional theories about the origins of homosexuality. In particular, the study of nearly 1, people indicates that the parents' role in a child's sexual orientation has been ''grossly exaggerated,'' as have theories that homosexuality results from a lack of heterosexual opportunities or from traumatic heterosexual experiences. Rather, the researchers conclude that a homosexual orientation usually seems to emerge from a fundamental predisposition, possibly biological in origin, that first appears as a failure to conform to society's stereotype of what it means to be a boy or a girl. Research Method an Issue. The report, to be published as a book, is likely to arouse controversy not only because of its findings, which the authors expect to anger both the psychoanalytic and the homosexual communities, but also because it relies on the memories of those interviewed and on a statistical technique called path analysis that is subject to misuse and can only explore existing notions, not create new ones. Alan Bell of the Alfred C.
KINSEY STUDY FINDS HOMOSEXUALS SHOW EARLY PREDISPOSITION
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Attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT people and their experiences in the Muslim world have been influenced by its religious, legal, social, political, and cultural history. The Quran narrates the story of the "people of Lot " destroyed by the wrath of God because the men engaged in lustful carnal acts between themselves. There is little evidence of homosexual practice in Islamic societies for the first century and a half of the Islamic era. Homosexual acts are forbidden in traditional Islamic jurisprudence and are liable to different punishments, including the death penalty , depending on the situation and legal school. However, homosexual relationships were generally tolerated in pre-modern Islamic societies ,   and historical records suggest that these laws were invoked infrequently, mainly in cases of rape or other "exceptionally blatant infringement on public morals ".