excerpts taken from the Feb 2 issue of "This Week" Magazine.
Apparently, scientists from Oregon State University have found that if left to their own devices, between 5% and 8% of adult male sheep will engage exclusively in "ram on ram action." These gay rams seem to have one thing in common: they all have unusually smaller hypothalamus' than straight sheep.
Gay rights organizations of course loved this news; indeed, embracing it because it provides huge evidence of their theory that "gayness" is genetic or caused by natural, physical characteristics and not a mental issue or a choice by some radical or perverse humans.
But now of course, since scientists have figured out "the problem," they are able to fix it. By tinkering with the sheep's testosterone levels within the brain, they have been able to make the gay sheep prefer ewe over their usual taste for anal action. So because of this, gay rights activists are now speaking out against the procedure, or "tinkering," for fear that it may be used on humans. Of course, this is the same problem we'll have if a "gay gene" is ever found. The gay rights people, who are very usually on the side of "abortion on demand" policies and a woman's right to choose, will be singing a very different tune when abortions sky rocket because women's babies are found to have this alleged "gay gene."
Now, I found this to just be a rather interesting story and one you can think about and take what you will from it. But what got me, is the absolutely fabulous quote by the lesbian, tennis player, Martina Navratilova; who said in all seriousnes, "Sheep have 'a right' to be gay!"
Update: read the comment section. Apparently the facts in this article might be skewed and inaccurate. Still, I'm leaving it up because the quote is way too funny to not publish. Plus, though the links in the comment section seem legit, it's really weird this person who happens to be the guy who did the research found my blog within about 15 minutes of me posting it. I have no outbound links or trackbacks. Nobody reads this blog, so the chances of him stumbling across it at random are pretty low and it wouldn't appear in a Google search. So the guy must be purposefully scouring the blogs looking for this story. The commentor (Jim) has no profile or blog posts of his own. The whole thing is just fishy.