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In the beginning of the 19th century, people began studying homosexuality scientifically.That classification began to be tested in research, which hasn't produced strong empirical evidence regarding homosexuality as a disorder.
The view of homosexuality as a psychological disorder has been seen in literature since research on homosexuality first began; however, psychology as a discipline has evolved over the years in its position on homosexuality.
Current attitudes have their roots in religious, legal and cultural underpinnings.
In more recent years many have claimed the conclusion as accurate, and that the DSM classification reflected tested assumptions that were based on once-prevalent social norms and clinical impressions from "official" samples which consisted of patients seeking therapy and individuals whose conduct brought them into the criminal justice system.
Since the 1970s, the consensus of the behavioral and social sciences and the health and mental health professions globally is that homosexuality is a healthy variation of human sexual orientation, although some professionals maintain that it is a disorder.
In the early Middle Ages the Christian Church ignored homosexuality in secular society; however, by the end of the 12th century hostility towards homosexuality began to emerge and spread through Europe’s secular and religious institutions.There were official expressions condemning the "unnatural" nature of homosexual behavior in the works of Thomas Aquinas and others.