Is homosexuality a choice or something you’re born with?

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.): “I have no idea. I in no way can give you an opinion on that. It would be beyond me. I’ve never contemplated the nuances of homosexuality.”

Rep. Mark UdallMark Emery UdallDemocratic primary could upend bid for Colorado seat Picking 2018 candidates pits McConnell vs. GOP groups Gorsuch's critics, running out of arguments, falsely scream 'sexist' MORE (D-Colo.): “I think you’re born with it. The good Lord hard-wires you. I think God loves every one of his children. To me, the least important fact about someone is their sexuality.”

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “I respect the right of all people, including the GLBT [gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender] community. I don’t know the science. I’m not even sure it matters.”

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.): “I think it’s something you’re born with, somehow [it’s] involved in the genes. That does not mean one cannot deny what they are born with. From what I’ve studied, it’s a genetic thing that is enhanced by learning or suppressed with learning. Primarily, the seed is sown.”

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.): “I think it is something that community is wrestling with and divided by, so I think it is up to them to tell us.”

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.): “Are you asking the heterosexual community that question? There’s no question you’re born with it. Clearly, you’re born with it. It’s an offense to think it’s a question for gay people and not straight people.”

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.): “It’s a choice. Without benefit of any science to the contrary, you know?”

Rep. Ted PoeLloyd (Ted) Theodore PoeWith coordinated US action, Iran's expansionist strategy will backfire Overnight Defense: Judge orders Pentagon to accept transgender recruits on Jan. 1 | Trump eyes sending American astronauts back to moon | GOP reps want Iran sanctions over Yemen war GOP lawmakers call for Iran sanctions over its role in Yemen MORE (R-Texas): “I think it’s both. It could be either. [Pauses.] I would say a choice.”

Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas): “That’s nature. In my own mind, I know that’s the scheme of things. I don’t think that’s something you choose.”

Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho): “I think you’re born with tendencies, your personal predispositions. Gay people are born with those tendencies. It’s like people who have sex-change operations. I don’t think they’re born and say, ‘Hey, I want to be a girl.’ We simplify it too much when we say, ‘Oh, they choose to be that way and could change if they wanted to.’ ”

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.): “I suspect you’re born with it.”

Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezListen: Capitol Hill vet goes behind GOP tax plan, and today's latest news Dems under pressure to deliver for Dreamers Hispanic candidates in Chicago are a bellwether for the country MORE (D-Ill.): “No, I don’t believe it’s a choice. I think it’s something innate.”