Our expert says:
There is an increasing amount of research to show that sexual orientation is present from birth and related to pre=-natal factors, such as relative concentrations of various hormones. It is not a choice anyone makes ( though of course one can choose what one wishes to do about it or how one wishes to express one's orientation). Genes seem less important, and childhood experiences don't seem to change one;'s orientation, though depending on what they are, they could influence how one expresses one's orientation, or how one behaves.
Whether being gay is "OK", Right or Wrong, cant be answwered by research it's a matter of opinion. Murder is definitely not OK, but we don't use research to prove that.
As I understand the constitution and current law in SA ( and a number of other countries ) it is not allowed for any employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of sexual orientation. See a friendly lawyer. I seem to remember a similar recent SA case, which the Church eventually lost.
Gay or straight, no employer should discriminate against you for your orientation and interests - some forms of behaviour, gay or straight, could potentially be objectionable, but that's not the same thing
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