Last updated on: 10/12/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

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"Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
Summary of Positions

Pro Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) Con None Found (?)
I. Individual 55 (20.8%) 69 (26%) 41 (15.5%) 100 (37.7%)
II. Organization 4 (2.9%) 18 (12.9%) 11 (7.9%) 106 (76.3%)

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I. Individual
- Pro -
Individuals Position
Besen, Wayne Pro
Bhanot, Anil Pro
Blanchard, Ray, PhD Pro
Bogaert, Anthony, PhD Pro
Burr, Chandler, MA Pro
Campbell, John D., MC Pro
Camperio Ciani, Andrea S., PhD Pro
Cohen, Kenneth M., PhD Pro
Conkin, Dennis Pro
De Silva, A.L. Pro
Demir, Ebru, PhD Pro
Dickson, Barry J., PhD Pro
Ellis, Havelock, MD Pro
Fone, Byrne, PhD Pro
Frank, Barney, JD Pro
Green, Richard, MD, JD Pro
Greenspan, Herbert, MC Pro
Hirschfeld, Magnus, MD Pro
Holland, Erik Pro
Hormel, James C., JD Pro
Isay, Richard A., MD Pro
Kendler, Kenneth S., MD Pro
Kinsey, Alfred, PhD Pro
LeVay, Simon, PhD Pro
Long, Judith, MsD Pro
Malik, Faris Pro
Martin, James T., MS, PhD Pro
Martin, James, MDiv Pro
McBride (aka Sei), Bridget Pro
Meyer-Bahlburg, Heino, Dr. rer. nat Pro
Michelson, Noah, MFA Pro
Moon, Tom, MFT Pro
Mustanski, Brian S., PhD Pro
Nixon, Richard, LLB Pro
Norton, Rictor, PhD Pro
O'Keefe, James H., Jr., MD Pro
Obama, Barack, JD Pro
Pattanaik, Devdutt, MBBS Pro
Phelps, Kerryn, MBBS Pro
Pillard, Richard, MD Pro
Ponder, Dan, Jr. Pro
Quinsey, Vernon L., PhD Pro
Rahman, Qazi, PhD Pro
Rice, William R., PhD Pro
Schneerson, Menachem Mendel Pro
Schulweis, Harold M., ThD Pro
Steinach, Eugen Pro
Symonds, John Addington Pro
Ulrichs, Karl Heinrich Pro
Whitam, Frederick L., PhD Pro
Williams, Terrance, PhD Pro
Wilson, Edward O., PhD Pro
Wilson, Glenn D., PhD Pro
Young, William C., PhD Pro
Zucker, Kenneth J., PhD Pro
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Individuals Position
Allen, Samantha NC
Anastas, Jeane W., PhD, MSW NC
Appleby, George A., DSW, MSW NC
Bagemihl, Bruce, PhD NC
Bailey, J. Michael, PhD NC
Bancroft, John, MD NC
Barker, Meg-John, PhD NC
Benedictus XVI, Pope, DTh NC
Biblarz, Timothy J., PhD NC
Breedlove, S. Marc, PhD NC
Buchanan, Robert, DMIn NC
Bullough, Bonnie, PhD, RN NC
Bullough, Vern, PhD NC
Burnett, Dean, PhD NC
Byne, William M., MD, PhD NC
Chaiken, Shama B., PhD NC
Dhammika, Shravasti NC
Diamond, Lisa M., PhD NC
Dickson, Nigel, MD NC
Dorris, Mike NC
Dynes, Wayne R., PhD NC
Eskridge, William N., Jr., PhD NC
Gohmert, Louie, JD NC
Haeberle, Erwin, DPhil, EdD NC
Halperin, David M., PhD NC
Hamer, Dean H., PhD NC
Hammond, William A., MD NC
Herdt, Gilbert, PhD NC
Jackson, Harry R., Jr. NC
James, William Henry, PhD NC
Jorgensen, Erik, PhD NC
Jung, Carl Gustav, MD NC
Kantor, Martin J., MD NC
Kern, Sally NC
Long, Ryan Grant NC
Margasak, Larry NC
McFadden, Dennis, PhD NC
McKnight, Jim, PhD NC
Miller, Neil, MA NC
Mohler, R. Albert, Jr., PhD NC
Money, John, PhD NC
Morris, Desmond, DPhil NC
Munro, Kali, M.Ed. NC
Murray, Stephen O., PhD NC
Nixon, Cynthia NC
Pattatucci-Aragon, Angela M., PhD NC
Pence, Mike, JD NC
Purcell, David W., JD, PhD NC
Radican, Norman Dean NC
Ratzinger, Joseph, DTh NC
Reiner, William G., MD NC
Ridley, Matt, DPhil NC
Robinson, Gene E., PhD NC
Sanders, Alan R., MD NC
Schiro-Geist, Chrisann, PhD NC
Sheldon, Louis P., MDiv NC
Solimeo, Luiz Sergio NC
Spaulding, Elaine C., PhD NC
Stacey, Judith, PhD NC
Staver, Mathew, JD NC
Swaab, Dick, PhD, MD NC
Throckmorton, Warren, PhD NC
van Anders, Sari, PhD NC
Van Wyk, Paul H., PhD NC
Vasey, Paul, PhD NC
Widom, Cathy Spatz, PhD NC
Wilson, Helen W., PhD NC
Yarhouse, Mark, PsyD NC
Zwilling, Leonard, PhD NC
- Con -
Individuals Position
Baldwin, Steve Con
Bearman, Peter, PhD Con
Bem, Daryl J., PhD Con
Benkof, David, MA Con
Bieber, Irving, MD Con
Brown, Michael, PhD Con
Br├╝ckner, Hannah, PhD Con
Byrd, A. Dean, PhD Con
Cameron, Paul D., PhD Con
Carson, Ben, MD Con
Cochran, Gregory, PhD Con
Dailey, Timothy J., PhD Con
Diggs, John R., Jr., MD Con
Ewald, Paul W., PhD Con
Fitzgibbons, Richard P., MD Con
Freud, Sigmund, DMed Con
Friedman, Richard C., MD Con
Glesne, David N., DMin Con
Hansen, Trayce L. Con
Harvey, Linda P. Con
Jay, Karla, PhD Con
Jones, Stanton, PhD Con
Katz, Jonathan Ned Con
Kleponis, Peter, MA Con
Mayer, Lawrence S., MD, PhD Con
McHugh, Paul R., MD Con
Melonakos, Kathleen, MA, RN Con
Nicolosi, Joseph, PhD Con
Nicolosi, Linda Con
O'Leary, Dale Con
Olsen, Stony, JD Con
Paglia, Camille, PhD Con
Rado, Sandor, MD Con
Sartelle, Joe Con
Satinover, Jeffrey, MD Con
Sharpe, Richard, PhD Con
Siddiqi, Muzammil H., PhD Con
Socarides, Charles, MD Con
Sprigg, Peter, MDiv Con
van Gend, David, MBBS Con
Whitehead, Neil E., PhD Con
- None Found -
Individuals Position
Abraham, Ajit K., ThM ?
Abraham, K.C., PhD ?
Adler, Tina ?
Agrawal, Rina, MD, PhD ?
Alexander, Gerianne M., PhD ?
Allen, Laura S., PhD ?
Anderssen, Norman, PhD ?
Banks, Amy, MD ?
Blank, Susan, MD, MPH ?
Boswell, John, PhD ?
Bush, George W., MBA ?
Cahill, Sean, PhD ?
Cederholm, Roy F. "Bud", Jr., MDiv ?
Coates, Thomas J., PhD ?
Copeland, Peter ?
Corliss, Roger, PhD ?
Crain, Caleb, PhD ?
Dallas, Joe ?
Dalmiya, Vishnu Hari ?
Damm, Jens, PhD ?
Dimock, Peter, MSW ?
Dittmann, Ralf W., MD, PhD ?
Dunbar, Robin, PhD ?
Eccles, Thomas A., MD ?
Freund, Kurt, MD ?
Gartner, Richard B., PhD ?
Gartrell, Nanette, MD ?
Gates, Gary J., PhD, MDiv ?
Gooren, Louis, PhD, MD ?
Gorski, Roger, PhD ?
Grossman, Naomi ?
Groves, Lana ?
Guindon, Mary H., PhD ?
Haggerty, George E., PhD ?
Hedgecoe, Adam, PhD ?
Herek, Gregory M., PhD ?
Herszenhorn, David M. ?
Hinsch, Bret, PhD ?
Holmes, William C., MD, MSCE ?
Hooker, Evelyn, PhD ?
Hooper, Judith B. ?
Illovsky, Michael, PhD ?
Jenny, Carole, MD, MBA ?
Jin, Fengyi "Jeff", MB, MPH ?
Johnson, David K., PhD ?
Jones, Kenneth T., MS ?
Kantrowitz, R. Marc, JD ?
Keita, Gwendolyn Puryear, PhD ?
King, Coretta Scott ?
Kitamoto, Toshihiro, PhD ?
Kumari, Veena, PhD ?
Lalumiere, Martin, PhD ?
Lama, Dalai ?
Lippa, Richard, PhD ?
Lohr, Jeffrey M., PhD ?
Lynn, Logan ?
Maier, Thomas, MA ?
Mann, Denise ?
McClintock, Martha K., PhD ?
McConaghy, Nathaniel, MD ?
McCormick, Cherly, PhD ?
Medwin, Michele Brand ?
Naus, Gerald ?
Over, Ray, PhD ?
Pacer, Kerry ?
Painter, George ?
Pathela, Preeti, DrPH ?
Pawelski, James G., MS ?
Perkins, Tony ?
Plante, Hank ?
Plato ?
Porter, Jack Nusan, PhD ?
Prabhupada, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami ?
Pruitt, Matthew, PhD ?
Remafedi, Gary, MD, MPH ?
Rice, George P.A., MD ?
Roselli, Charles E., PhD ?
Rosenak, Charlotte, PhD ?
Rosenfeld, Michael J., PhD ?
Roth, Joel, PhD ?
Rush, Aaron ?
Satcher, David, MD, PhD ?
Savic-Berglund, Ivanka, MD, PhD ?
Scully, James H., Jr. ?
Shaw, M. Thomas, III, MDiv ?
Shoptaw, Steven, PhD ?
Slap, Gail B., MD ?
Sommer, Volker, PhD ?
Spitzer, Robert L., MD ?
Stein, Marc, PhD ?
Trembath, Kerry ?
Vanita, Ruth, PhD ?
Vilain, Eric, MD, PhD ?
Voracek, Martin, PhD ?
Walker, Elaine F., PhD ?
Weinrich, James D., PhD ?
White, Monica, PhD ?
Wink, Walter, ThD ?
Wolchover, Natalie ?
Yancey, Antronette, MD, MPH ?
II. Organization
- None Found -
Organizations Position
Advances in Pediatrics ?
Air Force Research Laboratory ?
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL; formerly the Wright Laboratory) ?
Al-Fatiha Foundation ?
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) ?
American Academy of Family Physicians ?
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) ?
American Heritage Stedman's Medical Dictionary ?
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry ?
American Journal of Psychiatry ?
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ?
Archive for Sexology (formerly known as Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for Sexology) ?
Archives of General Psychiatry ?
Archives of Sexual Behavior ?
Associated Press ?
Atlantic Monthly ?
Behavioral Neuroscience ?
Biography.com ?
Biological Psychology ?
Boy Scouts of America ?
Boys Under Attack ?
Bridges Across the Divide ?
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News ?
Cable News Network (CNN) ?
California Safe Schools Coalition ?
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) ?
Cell ?
Child Abuse and Neglect ?
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) ?
Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS) ?
Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) ?
Congressional Research Service (CRS) ?
Cortex ?
Developmental Psychology ?
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary ?
Feminist Sexual Ethics Project ?
Fox News ?
Gallup Organization ?
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association ?
Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association (GALVA) ?
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network ?
Gay-Straight Alliance Network ?
GLBTQ: An Encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, and Queer Culture ?
God's Love-Our Witness ?
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP) ?
Guardian ?
Hormones and Behavior ?
House Armed Services Ad Hoc Subcommittee ?
Human Genetics ?
Journal of Abnormal Psychology ?
Journal of Gender Studies ?
Journal of Homosexuality ?
Journal of the American Medical Association ?
Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction ?
Lambda Legal ?
Laterality ?
Los Angeles Times ?
Massachusetts Department of Education ?
McGill University Student Health Service ?
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary ?
Molecular Brain Research ?
Moment Magazine ?
National Academies of Science (formerly Institute of Medicine) ?
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) ?
National Center for Lesbian Rights ?
National Geographic ?
National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (NOMSV) ?
Nature ?
New Scientist ?
New York Post ?
New York Times ?
Observer (UK) ?
Ontario Public Health Association ?
Opinion Research Corporation ?
Partners Task Force for Gay & Lesbian Couples ?
Pediatrics ?
Pew Charitable Trusts ?
Physiology & Behavior ?
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) ?
Proceedings of the Royal Society ?
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice ?
Psychological Bulletin ?
Psychological Reports ?
Psychoneuroendocrinology ?
Republican Policy Committee ?
Reuters ?
San Francisco Chronicle ?
San Francisco Department of Public Health ?
San Jose Mercury News ?
Science ?
Science News ?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer ?
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) ?
Social Science and Medicine ?
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ?
Toronto Star ?
U.S. News and World Report ?
UCLA Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource Center ?
US Department of Health and Human Services ?
US Library of Congress ?
Washington Post ?
Washington Times ?
WebMD ?
Wikipedia ?
Williams Institute ?
Young People's Sexual Health (YPSH) ?