Here’s an interesting scenario for the anti-gay guys (why is it always guys, by the way?) on our board.
What is your take on “Ann”? Should she marry a man or a woman? If she self-identifies as female, is it ok for her to marry a man, despite your objection to same sex marriage?
How does your logic extend or not extend to same sex marriage in general?
[quote]My daughter,“Ann”, is male. At the basic chromosome level she is XY, just like me.
She presented at birth a female. We had no idea that there was anything awry until she was a teen. “Ann” was in high school and had not yet started her cycle, so I took her to the gynocologist for what I thought would be a simple exam and explanation. The doctor took me privately into her office and explained that Ann had an undeveloped penis and testicles in her abdomen. She presented as a female only because her male parts did not present and develop externally. This was due, most likely, to an incomplete hormonal wash en utero.
I find the incomplete hormonal wash concept fascinating, because I am one of 12 children, and the fifth of six boys; it is very likely that I am gay for the same reason that my daughter is an XY male. Maybe incomplete hormonal washes run somehow in my family. If I showed you a picture of me and my brothers, and asked you, “Ok fellas, which one of these brothers had an incomplete hormonal wash”, you would not have to look long. All of my brothers are extremely muscle bound, like their father. They are aggressive both in business and sports. And me? I am quite small in comparison, and, um, I play the harp with deft fingers…[/quote]