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Do Gays Have a Choice?

Science offers a clear and surprising answer to a controversial question

On a typical summer Saturday morning Matt Avery and his wife, Sheila (not their real names), cook breakfast with their two sons, ages five and eight. Then they get organized with towels, goggles and water wings and load the family into the car for an afternoon at the pool. "Weekends are all about family time," Matt says.

Matt and Sheila have been happily married for 11 years. "She's my soul mate," Matt says. "I wouldn't trade my life for the world."


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