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Tom Hurlock


Beyond our control?


From Socialist Review, No. 180, November 1994.
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Copied with thanks from the Socialist Review Archive.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.


I was surprised and quite annoyed to read that one of our beliefs or policies in the SWP is to go against research into genetics. As a young gay and a member of the SWP, I was angered to read in Good Breeding (September SR), that we are now to disbelieve claims that homosexuality is related to genetic inheritance.

The Church of England, one of the gay movement’s main opposers, has condemned gays for hundreds of years and if links to genetics are proven, then the church has obviously been condemning homosexuals for something over which they have no control.

Surely, if we are to fight for equality we should promote, if not all, at least some claims of genetic relevance to people’s behaviour.


Tom Hurlock

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