Re the Sept. 6 story on the Irvine coalition against homosexual rights ("Group Looks Beyond Goal of Excluding Gays From Law"):
It amazes me in this day and age that Irvine resident Scott Peotter can oppose his city's ordinance protecting gay men and women from discrimination in housing, public service and employment. It amazes me still that he and his backers believe that one's sexuality is a matter of choice and that it is even remotely possible to help a homosexual "get out of the life style."
If Peotter had any interest in educating himself on the subject he would find volumes of psychological research and thousands, if not millions, of gays and lesbians who would adamantly oppose his contentions.
Homosexuality exists in a percentage averaging 10% in all states in the United States, all nations of the world and all animal groups that inhabit our earth. It is a natural phenomenon that is deemed unnatural simply because it is not the norm. A gay man has as much "choice" in being a homosexual as Peotter has in being a heterosexual.