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Minnesota lawmaker: Homosexuality 'sexual addiction'

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As a new round of debate over the hotly contested issue of gay marriage got under way in the Minnesota Capitol on Wednesday, one lawmaker's comments were particularly controversial.

State Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, said homosexuality was “a choice” and a “sexual addiction” that did not merit the same marriage rights given to heterosexual couples, the Star Tribune reports.

That raised a few eyebrows, especially among Democrats.

FOX 9 briefly examines Gruenhagen's comment that "there is no gay gene." Popular Science and U.S. News were among the publications that recently reported on new research on that subject. A group of scientists late last year said new research suggests homosexuals get that trait from their opposite-sex parents, U.S. News reported.

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