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It’s true. Some people still believe being gay is a choice.

Those who oppose equal rights for gays and lesbians often justify their stance by suggesting that being gay is a “lifestyle choice” (and a sinful one at that). This is an argument that requires assuming someone would choose a lifestyle that has historically doomed an individual to hostility, alienation, legal discrimination and violence.

But still many on the right further the myth that sexuality is something we choose by suggesting that being gay can be “cured” or that depictions of homosexuality would lead to more homosexuality, making it obviously more potent than heterosexuality, which is depicted everywhere.

This is such a flawed belief that it can be crushed with one question: When did you decide to be straight?

Just watch it happen in the video above.

And even if it were a choice (it’s not), the belief that it’s sinful resides for most people in the way they’ve been taught the Bible. The helpful chart above can show you why that belief, too, is silly.


H/T: Upworthy

Photo: Mark Fowler via Flickr

Sen. Kamala Harris

Joe Biden announced late Tuesday afternoon that he has selected Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate. The ascendance of Harris, as the first Black woman on the national ticket of a major party, represents a historic advance for gender and racial equality.

Harris has drawn favorable notices for her performance in the first Democratic presidential debate and her tough questioning of Trump officials in the Senate, including Attorney General William Barr. She departed the 2020 presidential primaries last winter when her own campaign faltered.

"I have the great honor to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate," wrote Biden in a tweet naming his choice.

Harris brings both Capitol Hill and law enforcement experience to the Democratic ticket. Before running for the Senate in 2018, she served as California's attorney general and as San Francisco's district attorney.