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Fuller Ming

Ok, it's not a mental disorder, but there really isn't that much difference between men and women. Why not restrict ourselves regarding romantic relationships to people who are the opposite sex? We restrict our sexuality in other ways such as one wife, adults with adults (as opposed to with children). I am confident that if the only option for romance for me as a man was a man, I could figure out how to fall in love with a man - but this option is off the table (as is all other women, unless my wife dies).

Michael Brasher

December 15, 1973 – the year homosexuality was no longer considered a mental disability by the Federal Government. Why? What also happened in 1973??

September 26, 1973 – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 – precursor to the Americans with Disabilities Act passed in 1990 – The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was intended to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities activities receiving federal funding.

I am myself gay and find this very disturbing. It wasn't declassified because they wanted to make us happy! They declassified it because we could say we were disabled and thus receive government assistance. This declassification made us ineligible for government assistance.

Rob Frydlewicz

Michael, thanks for your comment. Although it's an interesting take on the subject, the declassification of homosexuality wasn't an action taken by the Federal gov't. Rather, it was based on a vote by the American Psychiatric Association.

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