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 Rating 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 Rating 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 Rating 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
Brückner, 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 Rating 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 Rating 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)   ?