Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sotomayor says sexual orientation is a "choice"

I was reading through the live coverage link I posted yesterday, and found a quote from Justice Sotomayor in which she literally says that sexual orientation -- just like marriage -- is a choice. I thought that was really interesting, given our recent conversations in class about the "born that way" argument, and how none of the legal arguments seem to acknowledge any degree of choice in sexual orientation.

1 comment:

  1. It's really great to see someone, especially someone as important as Sotomayor, advocating for the position that sexuality can be a choice.

    I'm more curious, however, to see if quote gets picked up and run with, and what comes of that. Will there be more people willing to argue for the position that sexuality is a choice? Does this mean there's a possibility of acknowledging that sexuality can be a choice while still maintaining legal decisions on gay rights?

    I'm excited by this statement, but I'm more interested in seeing what happens next.