The Logo channel's homo influence over their CBS News buddies is finally starting to pay some dividends.
Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes last night explored the current state of thinking over what makes someone gay or straight.
Though no single factor was entirely predictive, there is a statistically greater chance that a man will be gay based on how many older brothers he has, and whether he is right-handed. (Seriously!)
It is also clear that "gender nonconformity," an early indicator of homosexuality, emerges at the earliest of ages. Stahl interviewed a family that includes two 9-year-old twins, one of whom wears pink nail polish and is certain that he was meant to be a girl. According to the mother, stark gender differences between the two boys emerged as early as 18 months old.
Stahl's piece relied heavily on the research of Michael Bailey of Northwestern University, whose work in the past has come under withering criticism. But I found her report fascinating nonetheless, showing that we are probably both closer to and farther away than ever before from knowing the ingredients that ultimately go into one's sexual orientation.
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