The Times (UK) reports that scientists at Oregon State University are “conducting experiments to change the sexuality of ‘gay’ sheep.”
That’s right. Sheep. But it gets better:
Martina Navratilova, the lesbian tennis player who won Wimbledon nine times, and scientists and gay rights campaigners in Britain have called for the project to be abandoned. Navratilova defended the “right” of sheep to be gay. She said: “How can it be that in the year 2006 a major university would host such homophobic and cruel experiments?” She said gay men and lesbians would be “deeply offended” by the social implications of the tests.
It seems that approximately 1 in 10 rams prefers the company of other rams to that of ewes. Wow. Brokeback Mountain will never look the same again.