President Obama says homosexuality is not a choice but is due to people being "born with a certain make-up"

Asked at an MTV youth forum in Washington if homosexuality is a lifestyle choice or genetic, President Barack Obama said he believes it is not a choice but is due to people being born with "a certain make-up," reports CNN.

The Hill quotes Obama as saying, "I don’t profess to be an expert...This is a layperson’s opinion, but I don’t think that it’s a choice. I think that people are born with a certain make-up. But we’re all children of God."

CNN reports that Obama said. "We don’t make determinations about who we love. That’s why I think discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong."

President Obama was also asked by young American voters about the economy, health, immigration and gay rights.


An excerpt from President Obama’s "Town Hall" meeting with young voters

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