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University Asks: Are You Gay or Straight?

DCM in FL Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:00 PM
Why do they have to ask? Why don't they just test them for the "gay gene"? Oh, yeah, because it doesn't exist. It's not that black & white anyway. From "totally straight" to "bisexual" to "exclusively gay" there are not nice, neat lines but a smooth continuum. That's because same-sexual preference is not something hardwired, but something people end up with for various reasons & in various degrees. That's why "sexual orientation" is not a valid concept, and also why so many people can put their same-sexual preference aside (though that's never easy & shouldn't be expected to be).
DB07 Wrote: Dec 13, 2012 12:03 PM
Maybe they should just ask the students what their favorite sex acts are, for clues.

The University of Iowa has become the first public institution of higher learning to ask students about their sexual orientation during the application process for admission.

The University of Iowa has become the first public U.S. university to ask incoming students about their sexual orientation and gender identity so they can be connected to relevant services once enrolled, the school said on Wednesday.

University officials said in a statement that their admissions office began asking those optional questions this fall in applications for entry.

The university's decision places it in...