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It’s Gay Rights, Not Gay Genes, That Matter
History
  • Nancy Unger, Santa Clara University
Document Type
Editorial
Publication Date
2-28-2007
Publisher
History Departments at The Ohio State University and Miami University
Disciplines
Abstract

The “gay sheep” research on rams from the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Idaho set off a firestorm of controversy. In an effort to understand what causes homosexuality in rams (which inhibits breeding), scientists sought to produce artificially same-sex preference behavior in male sheep. If they could figure out how to make sheep gay, perhaps they could figure out how to make them straight.

Citation Information
Unger, N. (2007). It’s Gay Rights, Not Genes That Count. History News Service. Syndication: History News Network and 2 newspapers http://origins.osu.edu/history-news/it-s-gay-rights-not-gay-genes-matter