That link was a blog that links to another blog that cites an article that allegedly debunks a study, so it seemed a little far removed to me. But the study it referred to was the same one where I got the info about twins having a higher likelihood of both being gay. Unfortunately, I've only been able to read the abstract, so I can't confirm or deny the allegation of "volunteer bias." Also, the first bullet point on that blog is just plain wrong. Have they ever heard of recessive alleles? Or have they heard of the fact that people with homosexual tendencies have had plenty of heterosexual sex throughout history due to societal pressure?
But then I realized that I don't care. Like I said, I'm happy that the conversation has progressed beyond the point where people yell "OMG U CANT BE BORN GAY ITZ A CHOICE!" Caring about the extent to which homosexuality is biological only serves to imply that people should "control" it if it isn't. Bottom line is that we shouldn't police or judge others' sexuality, no matter how they arrived at it. I only care about it in the sense that I'm a science geek and it's rather interesting.
This is a bunch of crap that allows anti-gay people to undermine Collins, which they'd already like to be doing anyway, but now they have the perfect chance to do it and not seem like a dick.
You can't really call someone when they're dead.
Veterans die in the states all the time, even decorated ones. I have seen this rhetoric on Facebook and it annoys me that people feel like they are comparable. I don't think my family started freaking about how Bush didn't call them when my cousin (who suffered from PTSD from his two tours and had been triggered) was shot and killed, while unarmed, by police in 2008.
Dude was an enlisted sniper with a bunch of confirmed kills. He wasn't high ranking or a guy from Seal Team 6 involved in the killing of this nation's most hated individual/international symbol for evil.