Many scientists believe that a person's sexual orientation is determined before birth, a function of genetic fate. ...IOW, many scientists cling to a belief that is contrary to the data.
But taken as a whole, the numbers in Francis's study suggest that there may be a causal effect here - that having a relative with AIDS may change not just sexual behavior but also self-reported identity and desire.
Now the author of the study, Andy Francis, finds it necessary to say:
The findings do not imply, in any sense, that homosexuality is morally wrong. This is a positive, not normative, paper. I do not want others to misconstrue my findings. All members of society deserve equality and respect. Virtually all liberal theories support this notion. I do not believe that it is necessary that sexual orientation be entirely biologically determined for homosexuals and bisexuals to merit and obtain equality and respect.This is hilarious. You would think that a scientist could state the obvious without doing politically correct backflips.